Help someone make a plan

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.


Related resources

  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for individuals and family

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for individuals and their families.

  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for substitute decision-makers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for substitute decision-makers.

  • Articles & Publications

    Advance care planning workbook

    Central Coast Local Health District

    A step-by-step workbook for individuals, carers and families on how to approach, discuss and start documenting your advance care planning preferences.

  • Website

    Dying to Talk Discussion Starter

    Palliative Care Australia

    The discussion starter guides you through the advance care planning discussion so you can prepare for talking to your family and friends, either online or with a booklet you can download.


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