End of life care

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End of life care should help you to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity. The people providing your care should ask you about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as they work with you to plan your care. They should also support your family, carers or other people who are important to you. 

Who provides end of life care?

You have the right to express your wishes about where you would like to receive care and where you want to die. You can receive end of life care at home or in care homes, hospices or hospitals, depending on your needs and preference.

Palliative care

End of life care includes palliative care. If you have an illness that can’t be cured, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible, by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms.

Planning ahead

If you have a terminal illness, or are approaching the end of your life, it may be a good idea to make advance care plans.

Talking about your illness

Living with a terminal diagnosis and knowing that you are dying can make you feel isolated, even though life is going on around you.