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  1. Unpaid and professional carers

    21 Aug 2017

    The term ‘carer’ can refer to paid and unpaid, professional and ‘lay’ carers...

  2. Medical power of attorney

    10 Aug 2017

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  3. Carer services - home help and support

    19 Jul 2017

    As circumstances change it is important to continually assess what services and home assistance will be most helpful...

  4. Carer rights and recognition

    22 Jun 2017

    Respect, consideration, recognition and support are some of the principles that guide how government departments, local councils and government-funded services work with carers and people who are...

  5. Informed consent for carers

    22 Jun 2017

    Informed consent means that a person understands their condition and any proposed medical treatment and carers can help with the decision-making process...

  6. Making a complaint on behalf of a patient as a carer

    22 Jun 2017

    Carers have the right to make a complaint on behalf of a person in their care to a healthcare professional, service or regulatory body...

  7. Young carers

    22 Jun 2017

    Even though you are caring for someone else, it is important that you remember to take care of yourself...

  8. Emotional support services for carers

    22 Jun 2017

    Look after your emotional needs so you can continue your care role, be healthy and well and enjoy life as much as possible...

  9. Patient and carer rights in hospital

    22 Jun 2017 Patient and carer rights in hospital

    You and your carers should expect clear communication about medical issues and treatment options and costs in hospital in a way that you can understand...

  10. Managing appointments, treatments and medications as a carer

    22 Jun 2017 Managing appointments, treatments and medications as a carer

    Carers often organise appointments and treatments for the person they are caring for and help with medicines...