Advance care planning is a process to help you think about, talk about and document your wishes and healthcare decisions for the future. If there is a time when you’re unable to speak for yourself, it’s important that your loved ones and your healthcare team understand your wishes and decisions.
CancerCare Manitoba has prepared a guide for making healthcare decisions that provides you with helpful steps.
We have also produced an advance care planning bookmark/wallet card that you can print out and keep with you.
You may never need an advance care plan, but if you do, your loved ones will appreciate knowing what you would want to be done next.
You might have a number of questions during the course of your cancer treatment. It's important to discuss them with your cancer care team so that you can make informed decisions about your advance care plan:
Make sure that you ask these questions throughout your cancer treatment, not just at the beginning.
It is important to tell your cancer care team how much information you would like and what is important to you.
If you have questions about this initiative or about a specific part of the care plan, please contact us at CCMBtransitions@cancercare.mb.ca.
Advance Care Planning Guide
Advance Care Planning Bookmark/Walled Card
An Advance Care Planning Resource for Accessing Your Rights
www.advancecareplanning.ca/ - learn about additional tools to help you build your advance care plan
wrha.mb.ca/advance-care-planning/ - additional tools that can help you plan ahead
www.virtualhospice.ca/ - information and support on palliative and end of life care