Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of a person planning and communicating their preferences regarding their health care in the event they loose capacity to make decisions or express their wishes for medical treatment.

ACP offers people the opportunity to discuss these decisions in a supported environment where a person’s own goals, values and personal views and choices regarding their care are taken into consideration.

Capital Health Network, in partnership with the Respecting Patient Choices® team from ACT Health, have developed a communication campaign – Be My Voice - to increase community awareness and uptake of ACP’s within the ACT.

The Respecting patient Choices® (RPC) program provides a quality assured system of discussing, recording and documenting a patient’s preferences for their future health care, in preparation for a time when they might not be able to competently contribute to their end-of-life decisions.

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