ACP in 3 Steps

Advance Care Planning can be broken down into 3 steps:


Appoint a Medical Treatment Decision Maker

• A Medical Treatment Decision Maker is a person who you choose to make medical decisions for you.

• You can sign a legal form making it clear who you want to make medical decisions for you if you are too sick to do it yourself.



Chat and Communicate

Talk about your values and healthcare preferences with your:

• Medical Treatment Decision Maker.

• Doctor and healthcare team.

• Family, friends, carers and Support Person.

• Tell them what is important for you.



Put it on Paper

• If there is something you feel strongly about, you can write it down in your Advance Care Directive.

• This makes sure your preferences are known.

• You may want to do this if you have no one to appoint as your Medical Treatment Decision Maker.