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Advanced Care Planning

Cancer Network Group Service

Description

Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care team plan for your end-of-life care.

It helps you understand what the future might hold, and to say what health care you would or would not want.  This makes it much easier for everyone to know what you want - especially if you can no longer speak for yourself.

An advance care plan includes what is meaningful to you, such as people and pets, your values and the ways you would like those caring for you to look after your spiritual and emotional needs.

It can also cover what sort of funeral you would like, whether you want to donate your organs, whether you want to be buried or cremated, where your important papers are and whether you have in place an enduring power of attorney or advance directive.

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Service Areas

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Others

How to access this service

The important first steps are thinking and talking about advance care planning. After that, it is helpful to write the key points down in a plan so you can share your wishes with others.

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Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:43PM on November 29, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Advanced Care Planning.