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Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness

01 February 2012 - National End of Life Care Programme


**updated version of Advance Care Planning: a guide for health and social care staff - revised August 2014 **

This guide covers:

  • the importance of assessing a person's capacity to make particular decisions about their care and treatment and of acting in the best interests of those who are assessed as lacking capacity to make these decisions
  • the differences and relationship between care planning and advance care planning.