When someone faces a life-limiting illness, together with their families and caregivers they need to consider a wide range of ethical and legal issues. Left unattended, this may result in complex treatment decision-making, influence the care provided, and create tensions between people with life-limiting illnesses, their families/caregivers, and perhaps the healthcare system. They may wish to discuss potential ethical issues with those they love and their medical team before issues arise.
In end-of-life, people receiving care, those they love, and health professionals are faced with some key considerations such as:
For your information, the general principles which guide your medical team are: