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The Think Ahead form aims to guide you in thinking about, discussing, and recording your preferences regarding all aspects of end of life. It encourages you to ensure that those closest to you are aware of these preferences so that, should a time come when you are unable to express them yourself, your wishes will be clear to those caring for you or managing your affairs.
A series of educational videos regarding caring for people. Select the type of person you are taking care of from the menu. Please choose the categories, then the sub categories (if any). Films titles will be displayed on the right side. Click on the title to play the video.
If someone you care about is dying, this booklet may help you to know what to expect in the last days and hours of their life. We understand this is an emotional and challenging time for you. We hope this booklet will help to make this time a little easier. Talk to the healthcare team in the hospital if there is anything worrying you or the person you care about. The healthcare team is made up of doctors, nurses and support staff. This booklet is freely available for anyone who wants to read it. Please take a copy for yourself or give it to anyone who you think will find it useful.
When you have a serious illness there are things to consider. This could be for you or for those around you. You may want to think about your quality of life. What is important now? Whether you continue to work, how things are likely to change and how you can prepare for them is important. There is information here that can help in making informed choices.
The guide was written based on the authors’ experiences throughout the project, and the contents dictated by the outcomes of focus groups and numerous dialogues with a range of parents, carers and health and social care professionals. Case illustrations are used throughout to ensure that the guide remains grounded in practice so that theory can relate to practice in a meaningful way.
This booklet has been developed by the Palliative Care Senior Nurses Network as an aid for people seeking information about palliative care. The term palliative care can raise a number of important questions. The purpose of this booklet is to help people ask the questions they need to gain the information they need about their own illness or their loved ones illness and what role palliative care can provide.