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Carers are often called upon to make decisions and become the voice of the person they support when that individual is unable to speak for themselves. When considering health care interventions and lifestyle choices carers find the decision making easier if they have had the opportunity to discuss and understand the wishes of the individual before-hand.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of thinking about and discussing healthcare interventions and lifestyle choices in advance. The process of ACP supports self-determination, provides insight into what an individual values and what they would consider unbearable – vital information to guide healthcare and lifestyle decision-making should the individual be unable to speak for themselves.
Tools for Advance Care Planning
Provides an outline and rationale for Advance Care Planning, definition of terms Advance Care Directive, Advance Care Planning, Person Responsible, Capacity in addition to FAQs and links to additional information.Poster series promoting Advance Care Planning for everyone, variety of images (age, gender, culture), signpost to more information.
Provides a structure to promote and support discussions, includes activities to assist in the selection of a substitute decision-maker and ACD/ACP template.