Help is available for you to make decisions about your future health care.
Advance care planning is the process of thinking about and writing down your wishes or instructions. It includes choosing the people you want to make decisions for you, if you are unable to make decisions yourself.
If you are a resident of BC, you have a legal means to ensure that your wishes and decisions are followed when you cannot speak for yourself. There are two types of decisions that you will want to consider:
- Healthcare decisions
- Financial decisions
Start to think of Advance Care Planning by looking at the booklet called My Voice from the BC Ministry Health website. This booklet will guide you through healthcare decision-making by considering your own beliefs and values. It will assist you in talking with the important people in your life about difficult healthcare issues.
For more information about Advance Care Planning visit the Ministry of Health Advance Care Planning or Ministry of Justice Incapacity Planning page.