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Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning helps you to consider and plan for future medical care.

More Information

For more information on Advance Care Planning, please visit one of the links below:

NSW Health – useful and practical information about advance care planning including: What is Advance Care Planning?, Making an Advance Care Directive – form and information booklet,  and Advance Care Planning for People with Mental Illness

Advance Care Planning Australia

Central Coast Local Health District – Tools for Advance Care Planning

South Western Sydney Local Health District –  My Wishes

The Groundswell Project – uses innovative arts and health programs to create social and cultural change about death and dying.

Planning ahead checklist

This checklist will help you think about what to consider before planning ahead and what you may need to bring to an appointment to make your Advance Care Plan/Directive.

  • Discuss your future health and medical care wishes with your family and doctor
  • Ask your doctor to document your Advance Care Plan in your medical records
  • Write down any specific health care directives you may have that relate to treatment.