Advance care planning is about having conversations and planning for your future health and personal care so that you, your family or close friends, and health care team know your values and preferences.
If you were very sick and could not make or communicate your own decisions, who would you want to speak for you? What would you want them to say on your behalf?
Advance care planning helps to ensure that your loved ones and your health care professionals know what your health and personal preferences are.
This can bring comfort and peace of mind to you, your family and your health care team who may have to make health care decisions for you.
When attending Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service ask to speak with the Advance Care Planning Clinical Nurse Consultant, to start these important conversations.