There may be a time when you are unable to make your own healthcare choices.  Examples include a serious illness or an injury, such as a serious brain injury from a car accident. In these situations, someone else will have to make healthcare decisions for you. 

Advanced Care Planning (ACP) is a process for you to:

  • Understand possible future health choices
  • Reflect on these choices in light of the values and choices important to you
  • Discuss your choices with those close to you and health professionals who care for you
  • Make a plan for future healthcare situations, including who will make choices for you.This plan is written on an Advance Directive to be shared with your healthcare team, your loved ones and the person who will make decisions for you.