Advance care planning in various settings

Advance care planning and specific needs

Timely decision-making before any health crisis reduces the burden for the family and helps to build care that's centred on the person's preferences.

It's never too early to begin a conversation about medical treatment and care preferences to prepare for a time when a person might not be able to make or communicate their values and preferences. Making important decisions about future care sooner rather than later provides individuals and families with time to discuss what is really important for them to live well. It can help the person and family regain a sense of control.

Different settings may need different approaches to start the conversation. In this section we look at advance care planning in various settings:

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