Advance care planning and intensive care: Planning ahead for your end of life wishes
- Many people do not plan for the types of care they prefer if they become critically ill.
- Advance care planning and palliative care consultations can help patients clarify their preferences for end of life care.
- A recent review reports that patients who have an advance care plan or receive palliative care counselling are less likely to receive unwanted intensive care in hospital.
- Visit the Speak Up website for resources and tools to guide your advance care planning.
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