Where should I start with advanced care planning?

To get started with advanced care planning, we recommend that you:

  1. Start a conversation with your loved ones – be clear about what medical treatment and outcomes you would want or not want.
  2. Identify who should make your medical decisions if you become suddenly unwell and are unable to do so.
  3. Speak with your GP (consider a telehealth consultation) about advance care planning and your preferences.
  4. Write down your preferences in an Advance Care Directive and provide a copy to your decision maker, your GP and your treating health service.

Advanced Care Planning Australia have a range of information and resources which may be useful for you.

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