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Advance care planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of discussion between an individual and his/her care provider.

This process of ACP is to make clear a person's wishes in anticipation of a deterioration in their condition in the future, with associated loss of capacity to make decisions and/or ability to communicate wishes to others. It only comes into effect if, and when, a person has lost such capacity.

 

END 01 002The contemporaneous (at-the-time) decision of the individual always takes precedence whilst he or she has the mental capacity to make that decision.

 

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This session gives an introduction to the notion of advance care planning - what it is and what it is not, and how it should be used.

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