Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness: a guide for health and social care staff

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. National End of Life Care Programme
National Health Service. National End of Life Care Programme
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This guide is for health and social care staff who are involved in care planning and decision making for people with life limiting illness. The guide looks at the importance of assessing a person’s capacity to make particular decisions about their care and treatment and of acting in the best interests of those who are assessed as lacking capacity to make these decisions. It also clarifies the differences and relationship between care planning and advance care planning.  Sections cover capacity, including the two stage test for capacity; care planning; advance care planning and End of Life Care core competences.

Subject terms:
long term conditions, mental capacity, terminal illness, advance care planning, advance decision, assessment, care planning, decision making, end of life care;
Content type:
practice guidance
United Kingdom

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