Identifying goals of care through shared decision-making is an important part of delivering comprehensive care. The ACSQHC have developed a short video animation to show the importance of goal setting to achieve health outcomes.

The purpose of identifying and agreeing to goals of care is to develop a shared understanding between patients, family, carers, other support people and the clinicians in the multidisciplinary team. The goal setting process clarifies the clinical expectations, personal needs and preferences of the patient and the likely steps required to attain the agreed goals.