WHY IS ADVANCE CARE PLANNING SO IMPORTANT?
Advance Care Planning is vital to ensure not only that each person we care for has their right to choose how they wish to be cared for as they approach the end of their life, whether they are able to communicate at that time or not; but also to health economies struggling with escalating health budgets and growing dissatisfaction from health consumers wishing to have more say in their health
The International Society of Advance Care Planning (ACP-i) mission is to promote the universal adoption of Advance Care Planning (ACP) and patient-centered care to enable the delivery of quality end of life care taking into account each individual's physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual care needs.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The passion of the people involved in Advance Care Planning; who come from a variety of backgrounds including specialist clinicians, general practitioners, nurses, social workers, allied health occupations, lawyers, to ensure that all the individuals they support have the appropriate care they have chosen at the end of their lives is reflected in the aims of the Society which are to:
* Spread best practice in Advance Care Planning throughout the international health and social care communities
* Support the development of country specific programmes to embed Advance Care Planning
* Provide regular opportunities to share experiences and hear from leading practitioners
* To provide a hub for like minded individuals to discover what is happening in the field and to interact and network