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.)
For more resources, please refer to the NICE Guidelines and Toolkit