Advance care planning is the process of thinking about and communicating your wishes, values and beliefs. It includes considering what is important and makes your life meaningful, and taking steps to ensure that your wishes guide your treatment and care in the event that you become incapable and/or unable to communicate these preferences in the future.
During this process a capable person may express:
Advance care planning includes conversations that you have with close family and friends about your values and beliefs as well as the medical procedures that you want and do not want. It is also about the experiences and people that you want around you when you receive care.