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  • Talk to your medical team in depth and research your health issues to make sure you fully understand your medical condition and your options.
  • You have the right to make decisions about your healthcare and to ask for a second opinion if you are not sure what decision to make (as long as it is not an emergency).
  • Your doctor can help you make an advance care directive that says what medical treatment you want, in case you are unable to make a decision in the future.
  • The cost, timing and regularity of treatment will affect your healthcare decisions, as will the potential impact on your family, friends and working life.
  • Decisions about your healthcare may be affected by your culture, religion or beliefs.

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Reviewed on: 08-03-2018