Why we need to plan for serious illness, not end-of-life

patient with serious illness in hospital bed

We all need to start doing advance serious illness planning (not traditional advance care planning) right now. Like many Canadians, these past 20 odd months have forced me to reflect more on my health, the health of my family, and the health of the health care system. I see how the pandemic brought tremendous change […]

What’s wrong with Advance Care Planning?

Recently, a palliative care colleague wrote an article that was entitled, “What’s wrong with advance care planning (ACP)?”[i] in one of the world’s most read medical journals (The Journal of American Medical Association). They note that ACP is grounded in the desire to improve the quality of one’s end of life experience by planning for one’s […]