Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is the process of thinking about and writing down your wishes or instructions for future health care treatment in the event you become incapable of deciding for yourself. Your advance care plan can include information for a variety of situations including: hospital care during and after routine surgery, care in the event of an accident, or end-of-life decisions. In British Columbia advance directives, which are legal documents, are a legal option for all capable adults who want to do advance care planning.
The Ministry of Health encourages all capable adults in B.C. to do advance care planning, and take the further step of documenting their wishes and instructions for future health care using the tools available in the advance care planning guide, My Voice: Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment (PDF 4.29M).
To watch a video about advance care planning, download a brochure, or for more information on advance care planning please visit the Seniors BC Making Future Health Care Decisions webpage.
For more information on advance care planning and end-of-life care, click on the links below: