Published: 4 December 2020
Authors: Henricus Berend Speelberg, Brett Shand, Jane Goodwin, Rachel Wiseman, Laura Belluscio, Kate Grundy
Source: This abstract has been sourced from NZ Respiratory Research Review Issue 181
Advance care planning (ACP) is defined in New Zealand as the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future healthcare and end-of-life care and identifying what is important within this care. The ACP process provides a person with the opportunity to document their wishes in an advance care plan (ACPlan), which may include an advance directive (AD) component to accept or refuse specific treatments that may be offered in the future.