Assessment & Care Planning
Palliative care offers physical, emotional and practical support to people with a terminal illness.
It can be offered at any point after a terminal diagnosis.
Palliative care is provided by many Health Professionals over 3 tiers as outlined below:
Effective advance care planning is an important process in helping to support decisions about a person’s wishes for the future.
“Advance care planning is a process that supports adults at any age or stage of health in understanding and sharing their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future medical care. The goal of advance care planning is to help ensure that people receive medical care that is consistent with [them].” (British Geriatrics Society, 12 May 2020).
An advance care planning discussion may result in one or more outcomes:
- Statement of Preferences and Wishes
- Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment
- Appointment of a legal advocate - Lasting Power of Attorney