End of life care and withdrawal of NIV

Supporting people who choose to continue using NIV

It is important that healthcare professionals respect the patient’s wishes, as some people may wish to withdraw from non-invasive ventilation (NIV), whist others may wish to continue with the ventilation.

In the following video, Mary talks about her husband Steve and his decision to continue with NIV until the end of his life.

“Steve wanted to keep going with NIV, because he was enjoying the things he was doing at home.”

Mary, wife of person living with motor neurone disease (MND)