Working out what’s right for you
This Discussion Starter and card pack has been developed by Palliative Care Australia (PCA), and trialled in collaboration with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, to support people living in rural and remote Australia, as well as those in urban settings. This resource can be used regardless of where people, clinicians, carers or healthcare workers are located – in rural, remote, regional or metro locations. It is also able to be used as a resource for community discussions.
Talking about what you want at the end of your life can help to ease stress for you and your loved ones. It helps them to know how to meet your needs and what support you may wish to receive. However, thinking and talking about the end of your life can be difficult, and can sometimes raise more questions. To help you have these discussions, we have developed the Working out what’s right for you suite of resources to help you to prepare to talk with your loved ones about what you want if you were to become really sick or at the end of your life can help you, and help them, when making important decisions.
After you have worked through the resources, you might want to talk to someone about what you have written down. You could talk to your family, friends, doctor, or other healthcare professional.
It is important to know that this is not a legal document or an Advance Care Plan / Directive. For additional information relating to advance care planning, please speak to your health professional, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website or call the Advance Care Planning Advisory Service on 1300 208 582, 9am – 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday. You should always consult your healthcare or legal professionals for advice about any specific circumstances, including the legislative requirements in your state or territory.
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