The three components of the Advance Care Planning process are 1. Understanding, 2. Reflection, 3. Discussion and form the basis for patient-centered discussions.
- Understanding the components of the planning process, the benefits of planning and the consequences of not planning.
- Reflection upon your personal goals, values and beliefs and what impact they have on your decision-making process.
- Discussion encourages you to communicate with your healthcare agent, other loved ones, healthcare providers, and religious or spiritual advisors among others.