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Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is a way to plan your course of care when living with a chronic illness. It allows patients to plan ahead of time when they may not be able to make decisions on their own. It involves conversations with family, friends, doctors, and healthcare providers to help plan your care. Advance care planning allows patients to express their wishes and preferences to their future care. Above all, advanced care planning gives patients the opportunity to think about the ways they want to live the final days of their life.