The Advance Care Planning Process
Advance Care Planning is not a single process or simply completion of a form. Advance Care Planning should include:
- Talking to your family and other people close to you about your wishes, values and beliefs about medical care and treatment towards the end of your life
- Talking to your doctor and other health professionals about any medical or health issues you have, what treatments are available and what choices you would like to make about your medical care
- Thinking about what ‘Living Well’ means to you and what treatments you would want to have that may prolong your life, and what treatments you would refuse
- Knowing who would make medical decisions for you (the Person Responsible) if you were unable to make your own decisions.
- Writing down your wishes