Welcome to Step 2: Discussions as the end of life approaches

Below you will find helpful information and contents list relating to your second step

We aim to keep these web pages updated and may add further pages from time to time.

All the pages are pdf documents which means you can print or read them but not change them. If you would like to adapt any of the information for your own use please contact us to ensure you do not breach copyright. You can find our contact details in your folder.

Filing anything you download into your file will help you create your own toolkit and become a useful resource for others in your home.

Contents for Step 2

Our ACP leaflets they can be downloaded from website or ordered via Denise in the Library d.brady@stchristophers.org.uk

  1. Thinking Ahead – wishes and care preferences towards the end of life for residents in care homes (PDF)
    paper copies £0.40 each, if required please contact d.brady@stchristophers.org.uk
    A document for residents of care homes to record their wishes and preferences. In good quality thick paper so that is cannot be easily lost.
  2. Looking Ahead – a document to inform future best interest decisions around end of life for people with dementia in care homes (PDF)
    paper copies £0.40 each, if required please contact d.brady@stchristophers.org.uk
    A document to inform future best interest decisions around end of life for people with dementia in care homes. In good quality thick paper so that it cannot be easily lost.
  3. Caring for someone with advanced dementia leaflet (PDF)
    This leaflet has been compiled by nurses from the Care Home Project Team at St Christopher’s in collaboration with nurses from dementia care units to help support relatives of people with advanced dementia living and dying in care homesread more about this leaflet

Useful Links for Step 2

Planning for your future care

This guide is published by the Department of Health for members of the public and explains advance care planning. It outlines the different options available to people when planning for their end of life care.

1 February 2012

Advance decisions to refuse treatment

The purpose of this guide from the National Council for Palliative Care is to help health and social care professionals understand and implement the new law relating to advance decisions to refuse treatment, as contained in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.