‘Have the conversation’
Health Minister Robin Swann has encouraged adults in Northern Ireland to have a conversations about what matters to them for their future.
The Health Minister was speaking following the publication of ‘For Now and For the Future – An Advance Care Planning Policy for Adults in Northern Ireland.’
Advance Care Planning is an umbrella term covering personal, legal, clinical, and financial planning. It enables a person to think about what matters to them now and for the future, and to make choices that reflect this.
To help support implementation of the policy, an e-learning programme has also been created to provide information on Advance Care Planning for members of the public, the voluntary and community sector, and all health and social care staff. The e-learning module can be accessed via the Department of Health website at the Advance Care Planning page What is Advance Care Planning? | Department of Health (health-ni.gov.uk) or click on QR code below
Publication of the Advance Care Planning policy document for adults in NI