Dr Karen Detering talks about advance care planning on Voice FM

Dr Karen Detering Photo

Advance Care Planning Australia's Medical Director Karen Detering chats to Anne Wood on Voice FM Ballarat to talk about advance care planning and National Advance Care Planning Week.

Broadcasting on 99.9FM, Voice FM is a 24-hour radio service community broadcaster operated by Ballarat Community FM Radio Co-operative Limited.

Dr Karen Detering talks about what advance care planning is and its importance, as well as announcing the inaugural National Advance Care Planning Week from 16 – 22 April 2018.

“As a doctor I see far too often…where the person themselves can’t tell us what they want and the family don’t know, and that is a horrible situation for a family to be in. How do you make that critical decision on behalf of a loved one…..because you haven’t had the opportunity to have the conversation? What we’re challenging people to do is to at least start the conversation and it can be a very positive and empowering conversation.”

Listen to the interview