Advance Care Planning
There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled.
This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort of person who likes to plan ahead.
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 simply choose to do nothing at all.
One way of making people aware of your wishes is by a process of advance care planning.
These pages provide a simple explanation about advance care planning and the different options open to you.
- Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment
- The differences between general care planning and decisions made in advance
- Planning your Future Care – A Guide
- Prognostic Indicator Guidance
- ACP Support Sheet 3
- MCA Booklet for people who work in health and social care
- SCIE summary
- Final ACP Guidance Sheet
- Capacity and Care Planning and Advance Care Planning in life limiting illness – A Guide for Health and Social Care Staff