Compassion in Dying said that they were prompted to develop the new resource following enquiries from people who were concerned that their wishes for treatment and care might be ignored because they had a mental illness or a history of mental illness.

The factsheet outlines the role of an advance decision in refusing treatment and the benefits of completing one, before explaining the circumstances under which it must and may not be followed.  It also explains how an advance statement can be helpful in planning ahead.

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source ehospice 26.10.16