The Goals of Care clinical document type is used to capture advance care information in alignment with Western Australia’s Goals of Patient Care Summary documents.
Goals of Care documents represent a sub-type of Advance Care Planning documents.
Goals of Care documents can include a statement related to a person’s care in the context of a serious illness, as agreed between him/her, his/her family, carers and healthcare team, i.e. high-quality discussions about what is important to them, promote good decision-making and patient-centred care. Goals of care cover many steps in healthcare decision-making, including decisions about specific treatments, the intensity of care and even planning for future care needs (advance care directive).