Having an advance care plan (ACP) for end of life decision making is important for everyone, regardless of their current health condition.
Those with an ACP are more likely to be satisfied with their care, will require fewer aggressive interventions at the end of life and are more likely to take advantage of hospice resources or die at home.
Today, there are more ACP resources available for patients than ever before:
The BC renal care community has developed a comprehensive end of life framework to support the delivery of high quality care for people with kidney disease in the last years, months, or days of their lives. The agency has also prioritized the advance care planning process as an essential part of renal care – at every level.
The BC Renal Agency has produced a video guide that can help patients understand and prepare for this process. Click here for a detailed video guide.
The Government of BC’s Advance Care Planning page includes:
- Steps on how to create an advance care plan
- The advance care planning guide “My Voice: Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment” (available in English, Punjabi, and Simplified Chinese)
- Videos and brochures
- Information on legislation
- Links to local resources in each health authority
The "Speak Up" campaign kit consists of several resources and tools.