Advance Care PlanningMarch 28 2019
If you were to lose the capacity to make decisions about your life today, what are the important things you would like those caring for you to know about you and what you would want to happen? You may want to take the opportunity to think about what living with a serious illness might mean to you, your partner or your relatives, particularly if you become unable to make decisions for yourself. You may wish to record what your preferences and wishes for future care and treatment might be or you may prefer to trust those around you who understand the circumstances of your care to make decisions in your best interests at the time.
One way of making people aware of your wishes is by a process that is called advance care planning. The booklet Planning for your Future Care (Link below) provides an explanation about advance care planning and the different options open to you.