Cornwall Hospice Care have been working with Cornwall Young Farmers and Healthwatch Cornwall to raise awareness about the importance of having conversations with family and friends about what might happen in the event that you become unable to make decisions for yourself. This might happen if you were in an accident or had a stroke.
Only 4% of the population have an Advance Decision but 80% of adults have clear ideas about what treatment they may want in this situation. Our project aims to get people talking to each other BEFORE any event where making these decisions becomes essential.
Part of this process involves using the Advance Decision card that will alert paramedics and healthcare professionals to the fact that you have had these conversations and have an Advance Decision.