Ask Judy

< All Topics

What are some common mistakes to avoid when advance care planning?

While deciding about future medical care is the goal, first it’s important to think about what matters to you and your core values. It can be difficult to predict all situations and circumstances that may arise, so being clear on your core values and meanings will provide the groundwork and framework for future decisions. Focus on what matters to you today and give current answers. A common mistake is that people imagine themselves being at an imagined point in the future when their health and life may be different than it is right now. If something were to happen to you tomorrow, what would matter most? You can and should revisit your advance care plans as your health and circumstances change.

Table of Contents