Questions to think about for yourself

What’s important to you when it comes to preparing your end-of-life care?

Page last updated: 02 November 2017

Once you consider what is important to you, you can inform those closest to you of your wishes for care should you be living with a life-limiting illness.

If you haven’t previously considered your end-of-life care options, you may want to start by thinking about:

  • What do you want for your end-of-life care?
  • Would your loved ones know what you want for your end-of-life care?
  • Who would make decisions about your end-of-life care if you were no longer able to?
You may have other more specific considerations, such as:
  • When the time comes, where you would like to receive care (home, hospice, hospital?)
  • What does your end-of-life care look like, have you spoken with a health professional about it?
  • Who would you want to be with you when you die?
  • What would your advance care plan and/or directive contain? Perhaps it could include instructions about artificial nutrition and/or artificial respiration.
  • Who will you choose as your substitute decision maker if you are unable to speak for yourself?

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