Advance care planning refers to the process of thinking about and talking with others on how a person would like to be treated in the future, particularly if the person cannot speak for themselves. The person may want to put these wishes in writing which is called an Advance Care Directive.
Carers are often involved in decision making about quality of life and treatment or care for the person they look after. This can be quite overwhelming and confronting for the Carer even when it is expected. For more information related to advance care planning go to "When Someone is Dying" under New Carers and Carers' Roles and Important Links.