Advance Care Planning (ACP)

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Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a series of voluntary discussions that help your patient better understand his state of health.  He can also share his values, medical care goals and preferences about healthcare options with his loved ones and healthcare providers.
Being the family doctor for your patients, you are in an ideal position to discuss their values and goals for care in a setting that is most comfortable to them. By making their medical care goals and preferences about healthcare options known early, patients can be assured that their loved ones and healthcare team will know what their wishes are and be prepared to care for them when the need arises. 

How are Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Lasting Power Attorney (LPA) related? 

The ACP spokesperson is naturally suited to be the patient’s LPA donee too, as participation in the ACP discussion allows them to better understand the wishes of the patient. This in turn guides them in these roles of making decisions on behalf of the patient. 

ACP conversations may be done independently by your patient in 4 simple steps using the DIY My Care Wishes Workbook, its online version on the ACP website, or with an ACP facilitator at a public hospital.


​Advance Care Planning
​Advance Medical Directive
​Lasting Power of Attorney
​Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a series of discussions for your patient to plan for his future healthcare with his loved ones and healthcare providers so that they understand what his healthcare preferences are, should he lose his mental capacity and the ability to communicate.

How does your patient sign up?ACP conversations may be done independently by your patient using the DIY My Care Wishes Workbook, its online version on the ACP website, or with an ACP facilitator at a public hospital.

For more information visit:
www.livingmatters.sg


​Advance Medical Directive (AMD) is a legal advance directive starting your preference not to have extraordinary life-sustaining treatment.





How does your patient sign up?

The AMD is a legally-binding document that must be signed in the joint presence of a doctor and a witness who must not stand to gain from your death.




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​Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) appoints donee(s) to make financial or personal welfare decisions for you if you lose your mental capacity






How does your patient sign up?
The LPA is legally-binding document that needs to be certified by a Certificate Issuer after you’ve completed it. Visit the link below a list for Certificate Issuers. 


For more information visit: 
www.publicguardian.gov.sg


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Resource


Living Matters Workbook (to guide ACP discussions)
View & download
​ Living Matters ACP brochure (in  4 languages)
View & download

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 To learn more about ACP, including training details to become a Certified ACP Facilitator, or to request for ACP materials for your patients, visit  www.livingmatters.sg or contact AIC at gp@aic.sg or 6632 1199.

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