Advance Care Directives
Advance Care Directive is about planning ahead for your future healthcare needs. It is also about letting your family and doctors know your decisions.
There are four simple steps:
- Appoint someone to be your ‘Support Person’
- Appoint a "Medical Treatment Decision Maker" (previously a Medical Power of Attorney)
- Talk with your family, friends and doctor about your values 'values directives' and health care wishes 'instructional directive'
- Write down your wishes for future treatments using an 'advance care directive' with your GP
For a copy of the Advance Care Directive form, go to the Office of the Public Advocate website.
For More Information
For more information or help with Advance Care Directive, talk to your local GP or the team at your health clinic, or ask a hospital staff member. Many other resources are also available from Advance Care Planning Australia.
Share Your Care Plan
Please give a copy of your Advance Care Directive to your family, your doctor and to your hospital.
If posting a copy of your Advance Care Directive to us, please mail to:
Omeo District Health
PO BOX 42, Omeo 3898