Everyone will have to make a decision about their health or care at some point in their lives. Some people will be able to make their own decisions throughout their life. Others might, at some point, lose the ability to decide for themselves.
The information in this section aims to help you understand your rights to make decisions about your health and care. It explains how to make treatment and care decisions if you have the capacity to do so, and what happens if you can no longer make decisions for yourself. It also includes information about how to plan ahead to ensure your wishes for treatment and care are followed at the end of life.
PublicationsYou can also read this information in our publication, Planning Ahead: Making Choices for the End of Life, or our guide to planning ahead that’s written especially for the LGBT community. If you have questions about the information on these pages, please contact us.