Have a say in your future health care now, in case you can't speak for yourself later
Advance care planning helps you have a say about the health care you would like to receive if you get very sick and cannot speak for yourself. It is a way for you to reflect on your personal values, wishes and beliefs to make your own future health care decisions.
Your doctor and family members won’t have to guess what you would want if you are unable to communicate.
Adults who are able to make their own health care decisions – especially those with a chronic or complex health condition – are encouraged to start the advance care planning process.
If you have any questions about advance care planning at Vancouver Coastal Health, contact us at email@example.com.