Practical concerns

Getting your affairs in order can be an important task in the final stages of life. This section explains the purpose of advance care planning, and discusses medical, legal and other practical issues to consider at this time.

Planning for the end of life can be both rewarding and difficult. For many people, preparing for death helps them feel more in control of their situation. Some may wish to ease the burden on family members or friends.

Making arrangements can also give you a sense of relief that the people, possessions and causes that mean something to you will be looked after in the future.

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