Goals of Care Designations
Health Care Provider Perspective
ACP: No fear, no regrets
Benefits of having an ACP in place
EMS and ACP
Chronic Illness and ACP
Having an ACP brings peace of mind (cancer)
Choose someone to make decisions and speak on your behalf.
An unexpected or sudden medical event can leave you unable to say what your healthcare wishes are. Other medical conditions may slowly take away your ability to communicate or make decisions about your healthcare.
This is why another important step in the advance care planning process is to choose and legally appoint someone who can speak for you in case you’re not able to. This person would be your agent.
An agent can be anyone you choose, such as a family member or close friend. It’s very important to talk about your values and wishes with the person you’re thinking about asking to be your agent.
Below are some of the things you may want to think about:
Current as of: April 2, 2018
Author: Palliative and End of Life Care Team, Alberta Health Services
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