It’s not always easy to talk about advance care planning and deciding what is most important to you. Have a look at these links for ideas and suggestions about how to start a conversation and what sort of decisions you might want to make. This step requires some thought as you finally decide what you want to do (don’t forget you can change your mind at any time)
How to start a conversation, what decisions might you have to make? These organisations websites can help.
If you’re looking for information on advance care planning on specific diseases the these resources may help:
“There are not really any perfect times to talk about death and dying. But, if the moment is right, should we not all feel comfortable to talk freely about it, without feeling guilty, inappropriate or morbid?”
Dr Mark Taubert, Palliative Care Consultant
If you want to make specific decisions about your future care you might want to make an Advance Statement, Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment or Lasting Power of Attorney. These are ways to write down your decisions. What sort of care do you want or not want? Who would you like to speak on your behalf if you could not?
Have a look at these links in the documenting and sharing section for examples and suggestions.
Further resources are available here