Advance Care Planning If something happens are you ready? The choices you make about your future health, personal care needs, and end of life are important and should be communicated to your loved ones to ensure your voice is heard. Advance care planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care needs. It involves deciding who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself and is a way to give loved ones the confidence to make decisions for you during a difficult time. 5 Steps of Advance Care Planning Think about what’s right for you Learn about end-of-life care options and procedures Decide who will make medical decisions on your behalf should you be unable to do so Start the conversation Document your wishes Advance Care Planning Q&A Dr. Pamela Mansfield, palliative medicine physician at Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital, answers all of your advance care planning questions. We understand that discussing advance care planning with your loved ones isn’t always easy, but we are here to help you start the process of thinking ahead about your future health care and end-of-life choices.