Advance Care Planning Australia's Medical Director Karen Detering appeared on TSIMA Radio 4MW to talk about advance care planning and National Advance Care Planning Week.
Broadcasting on 1260AM, Radio 4MW is a 24-hour radio service operated by Torres Strait Islanders Media Association. She talked about the first National Advance Care Planning Week coming 16-22 April 2018.
"What we're encouraging Australians to do is to start a conversation with their families and their friends and the people that are important to them," Karen said. "And we're really encouraging people to think about what matters most, what's most important to them, and potentially how they would like decisions made if they became unable to make their own decisions."
Karen also discussed research around advance care planning, which shows that advance care planning reduces stress and anxiety for family members.
Listen to the interview here.