New poll shows that most people in Canada think it is important to do advance care planning but only few did

A national poll was commissioned by the 'Speak Up' Advance Care Planning in Canada initiative to identify people's current attitudes and behaviors towards planning for their future health and personal care. People in Canada were asked about Advance Care Planning, which includes reflecting on and talking about their wishes for future care in the event they have a serious illness or health crisis. Respondents identified what makes it easier to have a conversation about their wishes and what makes it tough to plan ahead. While attitudes towards Advance Care Planning are overall positive, behavior has not followed; eight in ten Canadians have given end-of-life care some thought, but less than one in five have an advance care plan.

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