Advance Care Planning - Information for clinicians
This fact sheet provides important information for clinicians to consider when discussing advance care plans with patients and sets out the actions that directly relate to advance care planning in the NSQHS Standards.
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Advance care planning is a process of discussing, determining and documenting a person’s preferences for their future care should they be unable to make and communicate decisions. Advance care planning can benefit patients, their families and carers, clinicians and health service organisations. They support clinicians with respect to clinical treatment and comprehensive care plans, goals of care, and limitations of medical treatment.