Monday, February 8, 2016

NHS Trust encourages terminally ill patients to leave final wish list | Daily Mail Online

When we feel least in control, opportunities like this provide great comfort for terminally ill people and their families.

"Terminally ill patients are to be encouraged by an NHS Trust to write their own ‘end-of-life plan’ instructing doctors, nurses and family about their wishes for their final months, days and hours. The document is based on birth plans that pregnant women commonly draw up with their midwives, and takes the form of a single-page grid detailing the personal wishes of the patient about every aspect of their care. Subsections include: ‘What will be important to me...’, ‘How to support me and those I love...’, ‘What MUST happen...’, and ‘What MUST NOT happen...’ when the patient has months, weeks, and then just days to live, at the time of their death, and then afterwards."

NHS Trust encourages terminally ill patients to leave final wish list | Daily Mail Online

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