Planning ahead for the end of life this is sometimes called advance care planning and involves thinking and talking about your wishes for how youre cared for in the final months of your life this can include treatments you dont want to have planning ahead like this can help you let people know your wishes and feelings while youre still . Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself these are your decisions to make regardless of what you choose for your care and the decisions are based on your personal values preferences and discussions with your loved ones. Advance care planning end of life helping families plan ahead for health crises and end of life care is an important part of what we do in geriatrics we call this process advance care planning and it helps us ensure that aging adults get medical care that is a good fit for their preferences and health situation. Objective to investigate the impact of advance care planning on end of life care in elderly patients design prospective randomised controlled trial setting single centre study in a university hospital in melbourne australia participants 309 legally competent medical inpatients aged 80 or more and followed for six months or until death. Advance planning for health care decisions advance directive is a term that is commonly used to describe the documents that specify the care a person wishes to have if he or she becomes unable to
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