Best Practice / What Should I Do?

What can you do to help progress the Act?

  1. Contact your local TD/representative and speak to them about the importance of having this legislation commenced as soon as possible. Ask them to ask the Ministers for Health and Justice to commence the Act as a matter of urgency. Contact details for TDs can be found here and for Senators here.

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Member of the public

What can I do? If you’re a member of the public it would be good to: Recognise that everyone has the right to make their own decisions. Find out more about advance care planning. Become familiar with advance healthcare directives. See IHF Briefing Paper for more. Access Think Ahead and begin planning for your future. […] Read more >

Health / social care professional

What can I do? If you are a healthcare professional, the Irish Hospice Foundation believes you should: Become familiar with and use the HSE National Consent Policy (2013), with particular emphasis on using a functional approach to assessing a person’s capacity to make a particular decision. Become familiar with and consider using in your practice the […] Read more >

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