WHAT IS ADVANCE CARE PLANNING?
Advance Care Planning is an opportunity for you to reflect on your beliefs, values, and wishes. It can also help you plan how you will let others know your health care and personal preferences if you are ever unable to speak for yourself.
Advance care planning involves having discussions with family and friends, as well as health care, financial, and legal professionals. It may also include recording your wishes and designating a representative to be your spokesperson in a time of need.
Preparing an Advance Care Plan allows you to
→ THINK about your health, values and beliefs,
→ TALK to those closest to you, and
→ RECORD AND SHARE your wishes with loved ones and health care providers
*The basis for this information comes via the Comox Valley Advance Care Planning, with gratitude. All images are courtesy of CVACP except where otherwise noted.
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