End of life
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People who confronted with the end of life by age or illness often need support and advocacy. Family, friends or professional care facilities and hospices can help. An open conversation about the wishes are particularly important for those who are close to the patient or older people. In case of doubt, you must make decisions about the patient's will and/or pension authorization. This can also lead, for example, to a judicial arrangement of a caregiver in people with dementia. He takes care of all the tasks that the subject can no longer do himself.
Questions and answers
What can I expect of a death accompaniment?
A death companion visits the seriously ill or elderly at home, in the hospital, nursing home or hospice. They are having conversations, trying to take away fears, and are reliably there for those affected.
Who will help me deal with my loss?
The grieving process can take several years. Helpfully, a conversation with a trusted person can be or keep a diary privately. In many cities, there are bereavement groups that offer an exchange with those affected. Bereavement centres support with professional consultations.
Health care proxy
With a health care proxy, you will authorize a person to do all or specific tasks for you in case of an emergency situation.
Federal Department of Justice and consumer protection - www.bmjv.de
Text modules for a written Living Will
You should better avoid general formulations. You should be as specific as possible reflect the wishes of your treatment and in which situation the living will should apply.
Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer protection - www.bmjv.de