Discussion Starters

Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) Discussion Starter series and Card packs have been developed to reach into communities to normalise early conversations about the end-of-life, rather than waiting until more time-critical or medical-focused discussions need to occur. The resources have been developed to help Australians work out what’s right for them if they were to become very sick or at the end of their lives.

While the design, order of sections and some of the information may have been adapted or updated across resources, they all can be used to get you started in this important discussion.

PCA thanks The Conversation Project and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, MA, USA. Their Conversation Starter Kit is in many ways the inspiration for the original 2015 Discussion Starter. PCA also respectfully acknowledges that the Dying to Talk Discussion Cards was guided by Coda Alliance’s Go Wish card game developed with the Archstone Foundation.