Advance Care Planning provides an opportunity for people to think, discuss and plan for the medical treatment they would prefer if they became too ill in the future to express their wishes. As part of this process people may choose to document their wishes. People are encouraged to legally appoint individual/s to act as their substitute decision-maker(s).
Benefits of Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning allows for care provided in alignment with the values, beliefs and preferences of the people in your care. It often results in an improvement in the person’s satisfaction with care and quality of life. In addition, there are fewer unwanted medical treatments, hospital admissions, and deaths in hospital.