Implementing the Comprehensive Care Standard - Identifying goals of care
The purpose of identifying and agreeing to goals of care is to develop a shared understanding between patients, family, carers, other support people and the clinicians in the multidisciplinary team about the clinical expectations, personal needs and preferences of the patient and the likely steps required to attain the agreed goals.
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This paper provides practical advice for clinicians and health service organisations about goal setting, based on the common principles found in many goal setting tools. It is part of a series of resources supporting implementation of comprehensive care that are based on six essential elements.