Help someone make a plan

Overview: You can help

The advance care planning process has five steps: learning, talking, selecting a decision-maker, writing, and reviewing.

An advance care plan is activated when the person is unable to make or express decisions for themselves. Workers in palliative or aged care, families, friends, and carers are in an important position to help with planning.

You might want to start the conversation with someone or perhaps a person will ask you about the requirements of advance care planning. To help them, you will need to learn more about the details of advance care planning. That's the first step.