Download practitioners' guide

Sue Ryder has worked in collaboration with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) to produce a Human Rights Guide to End of Life Care.

This guide is designed to be a starter resource with practical examples and case studies to explain how human rights apply in everyday situations. The guide aims to support practitioners with understanding the Human Rights Act, decision making and raising concerns.

Who is this guide for?

  • The guide is for practitioners caring for people at the end of their lives.

The human rights information in this guide covers the UK; references to health law, practice and institutions refer to England.

The aim of this guide is to support you to deliver care services that respect human rights by providing accessible informaiton about human rights and how they are relevant in an end of life context. It offers practical assistance when navigating difficult decisions which may impact on the human rights of the people you work with and for.

The guide includes decision-making flowcharts to pull out and keep with you for everyday use.

Attend a training workshop

For a more in-depth introduction to human rights in end of life care, we would encourage you to attend our training workshops.