None of us know what tomorrow will bring, or can predict what might become of our health. But there is a way to ensure you have a say in health-care decisions that lie ahead, should there come a time when you are unable to speak for yourself.

It’s called advance care planning.

Advance care planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and share your thoughts and wishes about future health care. It gives you a “voice” in decision making, helps you determine who would communicate for you if you are unable to communicate for yourself and should include conversations with your health-care team.

Everyone should have a say in their health care. Plan ahead today to ensure that your wishes are known, no matter what the future holds for your family and your health.

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Dr. Mike Harlos explains the importance of advanced care planning.

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Advance Care Planning Workbook Advance Care Planning Workbook
This guide to advance care planning has thought-provoking questions to answer and important details about various health-care treatments, as well as tips on developing and sharing your advance care plan.

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What you need to know about advance care planning.

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Why you need to create a health care directive.

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Planning for your health-care needs Planning for your health-care needs
A letter from Arlene Wilgosh, Winnipeg Health Region President & CEO

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Advanced Care Planning Posters

Advance Care Planning Posters
Hang a poster at your workplace or home. Take your choice of six different posters.

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