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We are committed to meaningful conversations with people, on the right issues at the right time. We believe this is an important part of the way we work.
Engagement gives people an opportunity to have their say on services. By gathering people's views, it helps us understand what matters to people.
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This guide is a resource pack designed for patients, families and professionals to help them to have conversations about their future wishes for care and to record these in the form of an advance care plan. It will help people to have what can be quite difficult conversations in a supportive and compassionate way.
Often people are not given the opportunity to consider and express their future wishes in a timely way and this can lead to regret on behalf of both families and professionals. Starting these discussions early gives the opportunity for conversations to evolve over a period of time without any pressure on the individual or family to make rapid decisions.
The guide includes easy to navigate sections on why advance care planning is important and when and how these conversations should be started. It includes top tips and links to a wide range of other resources, including videos and e-learning and you can now watch a new film showing people from diverse backgrounds who work and live in West Yorkshire and Harrogate sharing their positive thoughts and experiences of making an Advance Care Plan.
My Future Wishes - A Guide to Advance Care Planning
An advance care plan may include a person’s:
Please go to: https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/our-priorities/mental-health/mental-health/dementia to access more information and resources which will help you to think about and record your future wishes for your care #wyhacp
The My Future Wishes – Advance Care Plan template has been designed for people to use to document their future wishes for care – including who, what and where is important to them.
The My Future Wishes Conversation Starter Pack is a booklet for people who are living with a long-term condition and who would like help to start conversations with their family and friends. The pack is divided into four topic areas: What’s important to me, Lasting powers of attorney and wills, Medical decisions and My care preferences.
Improving mental health services across West Yorkshire & Harrogate