Advance care planning is a way for health care professionals to help patients and their families make known and record their thoughts, feelings and wishes regarding future health care. Consideration of these feelings, thoughts and wishes can then direct ongoing care planning.
Advance care planning involves discussions with patients about their medical history and condition, values, and preferences for future medical care. This is done in consultation with health care providers, family members and other significant people in their lives.
Please see www.advancecareplanning.org.au and https://palliativecarewa.asn.au/advance-care-planning/ for more information.