Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.
It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker - the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals.
This video from the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program which provides information about the importance of Advance Care Planning: