Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of planning for your future health and personal care. It includes discussing your personal beliefs and goals for care with your loved ones and healthcare providers.
Sharing your wishes and values in advance helps your loved ones understand what treatment decisions you would prefer in a medical crisis.
If you become unable to speak for yourself one day, your loved ones will have peace of mind when they make healthcare decisions on your behalf.
Advance Care Planning is for everyone, regardless of age or state of health. Though you cannot predict the future, you can prepare for the unexpected by letting your family know what kind of care you’d like to receive should you become very ill one day.
Advance Care Planning begins with having an open conversation with your loved ones about your wishes and goals for care.
Use our online tool to explore and share your care preferences with your loved ones.
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"Many people think that ACP discussions are about death and dying. In actual fact, it's really about how well you want to live."
Yeo C.W shares his views on planning ahead.
"At the end Grandpa just wanted to come home, but mum’s siblings wanted him to stay in the hospital so the doctors could keep trying. Mum was adamant that she did not want to suffer the same fate as him."
Kaylee Tan describes how her family started a conversationabout their wishes for care.
"When I finally found the courage to speak to them one day, their response really caught me by surprise. They told me dying is natural. It is not as if it won’t happen just because we don’t talk about it!"
Chandran shares his parents’ views on life and death.