The booklet, which is free to download from the National Council for Palliative Care website, has been updated and revised for 2014.
‘Planning for your future care’, which is available in a number of different languages, provides a step-by-step guide to the advance care planning process, with the aim of enabling those thinking about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled to record what their preferences and wishes for future care and treatment might be.
It explains terms such as ‘lasting power of attorney’ with useful case-study examples, and details the process of planning from opening the conversation, to identifying wishes.
Print copied of the booklet are available in Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu as well as English.
To purchase print copies, priced at 50p each, visit the Dying Matters online shop, where there are also discounts for bulk orders.
‘Planning for your future care’ was first published in 2009 with the National End of Life Care Programme, the Dying Matters coalition and the University of Nottingham and updated in 2012.