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Advanced Care Planning Focus

Advance care planning is a process of communication among patients, their families, and health care providers regarding the care that will be appropriate for patients when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Thinking and talking about wishes and values can happen anywhere, at any time. 


What is “Advanced Care Planning”?
• A process of reflection and communication
• The communication of wishes (verbal, written, otherwise)
• A way to let others know your future health and personal care wishes
• The consideration of who will speak for you when you are no longer capable of directing your care.