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Palliative Care Week 2023

New Planning Booklet Launched For Those With Advancing Neurological Illnesses

  A new booklet to help people with advancing neurological illnesses to plan for all aspects of their future was officially launched today (Tuesday 6 March) as part of National Brain Awareness Week. Planning for the Future: Information for People Who Have an Advancing Neurological Illness, an initiative of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) […]

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Think Ahead – One Family’s Story

Think Ahead One Family's Story

Wendy plans for end-of-life with Think Ahead Wendy Coughlan from Greystones, who has terminal cancer, discusses how she has used the Think Ahead Form. Wendy has used Think Ahead to plan for her end-of-life care with her family. In this video, she and her daughter, Helen, speak openly and passionately about how Think Ahead has helped […]

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Briefing paper on Advance Healthcare Directives

Briefing paper on advance healthcare directives

Questions and answers on Advance Healthcare Directives This briefing paper answers some of the questions people may have about the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) bill and the issue of Advance Care Directives. “This act provides a legislative policy framework which supports our work to enable people think about what they want for themselves at end of life, primarily through […]

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      The Department of Health has published a draft general scheme for Advance Healthcare Directives which will be included in the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013. This means that the government proposes to introduce legislation to enable an adult with capacity to make a legally binding Advance Healthcare Directive and refuse any form of […]

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