Advance Care Planning allows a person to plan their future care and support. This can include medical treatment, DNAR’s and any forms of care that may be required as they reach the later stages of their life. Advance care plans should be done while the person in question has capacity to make their own decisions.
Whilst not everyone will want to make an advance care plan, it may be especially relevant for people at risk of losing mental capacity (i.e. through progressive illness) and people whose mental capacity fluctuates (i.e. through mental illness.)
In context of Covid-19, please click here for more guidance on advance care planning during the pandemic.
For more resources, please refer to the NICE Guidelines and Toolkit
» Click here to watch a video from Garden House Hospice Care which answers questions around Advanced Care Planning