Once you’ve decided on the essentials of your advance care plan, there are some optional things you can add, depending on your needs.
This can include:
- representation agreements – These name who you would like to make decisions for you if you can’t speak for yourself. There are two types of representation agreements in BC, depending on your wishes and your capacity.
- advance directives – These are instructions for your health care providers to give or refuse consent for a specific treatment.
- medical orders – There are two medical orders available in BC for recording instructions for health care – the No-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) form, and a Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST) form. A MOST form outlines which life-support treatments you want (and don’t want) to receive.