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Mōhiohio ACP mā ngā kiritaki

ACP information for consumers

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. It is about identifying what matters to you.

COVID-19: Being prepared – what is most important to you if you become unwell with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brings many challenges. Most people who get COVID-19 experience a mild or moderate illness and don’t need to go to the hospital. However, we know that older people, and those with long term health conditions are at a greater risk of becoming very sick and may require medical attention if they get COVID-19. People who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are also more likely to become very sick.

If you get COVID-19, there are some decisions that may need to be made about your care. You and your whānau can be prepared by thinking about what is most important to you. This makes it much easier for everyone to know what you want, especially if you are too sick to speak for yourself. You can use this document to write it down. You can also talk this through with your doctor, healthcare provider, or healthcare team.

Ministry of health resource: Being prepared: If you become very unwell with COVID-19, what is most important to you? (Word, 202 KB)

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Last updated: 9th February 2022