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Fifteen-minute consultation: Developing an advance care plan in partnership with the child and family

An advance care plan (ACP) is the record of a discussion between an individual (where possible), their professional care givers and those close to them about their future care. When performed well, the process provides all those involved with the opportunity to talk honestly about the future allowing children and their families to retain autonomy and to influence how they are looked after. The multidisciplinary writing team, share their experiences, in the context of recent national guidance, on the use of ACPs.