acp logo colorWhat is advance care planning?

Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care team plan for your end-of-life care.

It helps you understand what the future might hold, and to say what health care you would or would not want.  This makes it much easier for everyone to know what you want - especially if you can no longer speak for yourself.

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An advance care plan includes what is meaningful to you, such as people and pets, your values and the ways you would like those caring for you to look after your spiritual and emotional needs.

It can also cover what sort of funeral you would like, whether you want to donate your organs, whether you want to be buried or cremated, where your important papers are and whether you have in place an enduring power of attorney or advance directive.

In this video, people talk about what would matter to them when talking about the end of their life.

We have developed a five-step process to guide your advance care planning. Read more here.

Last updated 05/02/2021