Today is the launch of Make It Your Decision, a pioneering campaign from Compassion in Dying encouraging people to plan ahead for their treatment and care, ensuring that their wishes are known and respected should the worst happen.
The campaign encourages people to think about the importance of considering, discussing and taking action to document their wishes in advance should injury or illness leave them unable to make these decisions for themselves in future
Compassion in Dying has produced a new animation and website https://www.makeityourdecision.org.uk/ where you can find out more and request further details.
It's not always an easy thing to think about but research shows that a third of people said they worry about the care they would be given if they suddenly lost the capacity to make their own decisions, and over a fifth worry that they’d be given medical treatment they would not want. Is it something you've thought about or discussed with your loved ones? We'd be very interested in hearing your thoughts.