Making your values known and honored.

ACP Decisions is a non-profit focused on empowering shared decision making between patients, their families, and their health care teams.

What is Shared Decision Making, and Why is it Important?

Shared decision making provides a way for patients and providers to make health care decisions together. Decisions are made based on the patient’s values and the best science available. Patients and families are also given relevant clinical information in a way that helps them communicate their informed preferences.

What is Advance Care Planning, and Why is It Important?

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process that supports shared decision making. It helps people understand their values and make plans about their health care, both now and in the future. ACP also helps people share their values and preferences for care with others. Here are 3 steps to help you learn more.

Step 1: Use ACP Decisions Videos

Knowledge is power. Today, knowledge is delivered with visual images. We've created some videos and documents to help with decision-making in the moment and in the future.

For all patients and family
members:

If you received a code from your health care team:

Step 2: Explore Your Values and Beliefs

Some people have strong opinions about what is important to them. Others may not have ever thought about their values and want to learn more. ACP can help everyone with care planning.

Take a moment to think about what your goals and values are. You may want to talk to your close friends and family. How do these relate to what you've just seen in the videos you watched?

Step 3: Talk with Your Health Care Team

Speak up and talk with your health care team about your values, wishes, and what matters most to you. This helps you get the right care, at the right time, on your own terms.

Remember, it's normal to have questions and even change your mind. If you have any questions about what you've seen in the videos, feel free to talk about them with your health care team.

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