Benefits of ACP

There are 3 main benefits of Advance Care Planning. It:

  • reduces stress for those close to you who will make medical decisions on your behalf
  • clarifies treatments and identifies your legal decision maker
  • gives you peace of mind

If you became very sick and could not make decisions for yourself:

  • Who would you want to make medical decisions for you?
  • Do they know what you want?
  • What would be important to you?

Advance Care Planning can reduce the stress of decision making during a crisis. It can also provide a clearer understanding of your preferences.

Above all, Advance Care Planning allows your voice to be heard when you are unable to speak.