Steps in Shared Care Planning
The steps in shared care planning include meeting with your family doctor and/or other members of the healthcare team, e.g. nurse.

Think about taking someone with you to this meeting, a family member or a friend. For your first appointment you will need to have the following items at hand:

  • Your Personal Directive, if you have one. In Alberta, a personal directive (sometimes called a PD) is the legal document that records who you want to make decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself, e.g. you are too sick or injured. Click on this link to learn more about Personal Directives.

  • Goals of Care Designation Order, if you have one. In Alberta, a goals of care designation (sometimes called a GCD) is a document that provides medical instructions to your healthcare team on how you wish to be cared for in the event you are unable to tell them yourself. Click on this link to learn more about Goals of Care Designation.

  • Any plans you have thought about for social, emotional and spiritual care.

It may take more than one appointment to finish the care plan. You will be provided with a printed copy each time the care plan is updated.