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Advance Care Planning

“Advance care planning allows people to clearly express their values and preferences to inform clinical decision-making when they are unable to directly participate.

In Victoria, an Advance care directive is the only legally recognised document that a person can record their medical treatment preferences in. However, should a person lose decision making capacity, any written record of their values or medical preferences must be considered by their medical treatment decision maker.” (Source: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/patient-care/end-of-life-care/advance-care-planning/acp-overview)