Advanced Care Planning (ACP) is a process that empowers patients to prepare for their future health by making informed decisions about medical treatments while they have the capacity to do so.
The process facilitates communication between patients, their families and health professionals about their values, beliefs and life goals.
An Advance Care Directive can empower and prepare individuals, their loved ones, carers and healthcare professionals for important healthcare decisions in the future. This approach reduces anxiety and improves outcomes for all involved.
We recommend that you or a family member speak to your GP to discuss an Advance Care Directive.