The Ethics of Choice – Implications of a National Choice Offer in End of Life Care

Categories: Community Engagement.

The government is considering how to promote more choice for people’s care and support at the end of life, through the review of a choice offer in end of life care. But what does “choice” mean in the context of care and support at the end of life?

How can there be meaningful choices for all sections of the community? What choice is available, if the services and support we’d like aren’t available where we live? What if we want one choice, but our carers want the other? What might we be willing to compromise on in order to achieve some, but not all, of the things we’d like at the end of life?

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