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  • An advance care plan outlines what treatment and care you want and can be used when you are unable to communicate what you want.
  • A medical power of attorney is a person who you choose to make medical decisions for you in case you are not able to.
  • When you are in hospital, there is support and information available to help you make decisions.
  • Talk about your options with your doctors, family and friends.

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Reviewed on: 12-10-2015