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Marie Curie produce new information resource: 'You Matter'
'You Matter' encourages people to think about the care they would want at the end of their life.
Marie Curie have created a new information resource called You Matter, which tells people, families and health care professionals how to make person-centred care available to more people.
The tool was developed following an event with Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood in late 2017, to encourage people to think about the care they would want at the end of their life.
It covers the simple steps towards person-centred care such a preparing a Power of Attorney, letting loved ones know personal wishes and planning ahead to record the type of care you want and where you want to receive it.
The resource comes in the context of research commissioned by Marie Curie, which showed that one in four Scots who have experience of a relative or close friend with a terminal illness felt they did not get the care they need.