Discussing future wishes is a personalised, proactive and transparent process between an individual and their carer/s and health and social care staff. It identifies wishes and values, concerns and preferences for care in anticipation of any future deterioration in a person’s condition.
End of life care person centred conversations film
The link here I Didn’t Want That – Complete Film – Dying Matters – YouTube film highlighting the importance of knowing a person’s future wishes.
The link here A nurse introduces her patient to advance care planning – YouTube which covers the main elements applied to Advance Care Planning which are;
- Think about it – initiate the conversation encourage the person to think about, provide resources
- Talk about it
- Write it down – person keeps hold of original copy
- Share it – let the General Practitioner, other professionals know where original copy is held
Greater Manchester resources
The link here Dementia_end_of_life_leaflet.pdf (penninecare.nhs.uk) to a Greater Manchester leaflet on having the conversations about end of life care and planning ahead.
The link here End of Life innovation project – YouTube highlights how person centred conversations are important when planning for end of life.
The link here my-future-wishes-advance-care-planning-for-people-with-dementia.pdf (england.nhs.uk) provides signposting, information and support around advance care planning.
Link here to ‘This is me’ AS (www.nhs.uk) which provides professionals with information about the person with dementia, when this is completed by the person with dementia and/or family. If the person does not have the mental capacity to complete an ‘Advance Care Plan’ the advice is to use ‘This is me’. ‘Looking ahead’ document NAMASTE-resource-Looking-Ahead-advance-care-planning.pdf (stchristophers.org.uk)can be used for care home residents.
Links here to the Mental Capacity webpage offers defined ways to plan ahead for a time when the person may lose the mental capacity to make decisions.