Here are some resources for you. Please download and share this information with others.
Resources to help you to plan ahead (Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives)
Advance Care Planning Australia https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/#/
This site provides information about advance care planning, including information about how legislation and forms differ across the different states and territories.
MyValues is a free online program where a set of specially constructed statements are presented that help you identify, consider and communicate your wishes about how far you would want to go with medical treatment in the later stages of life. It constructs a profile that explains your values in relation to life, death, and medical intervention. Understanding your values will help your doctors and your family to make better choices about your medical treatment.
Dying to Talk https://dyingtotalk.org.au/
Dying to Talk encourages people of all ages and levels of health to talk about dying. Despite being something that touches everyone, death doesn’t receive enough visibility. Dying to Talk aims to reach into the community to normalise dying and to help people to work out what’s right for them at the end of their lives. The ‘Dying to Talk Discussion Starter’ guides you through talking with your loved ones.
Death Over Dinner https://deathoverdinner.org.au/
Conversations about end-of-life care often take place at a hospital in the midst of a crisis. Many people die in a way they wouldn’t choose, with loved ones left feeling guilty, bereaved, and anxious. This program encourages people to organise a dinner with the express aim of getting people to talk about death – to, as they put it, ‘participate in the most important dinner conversation Australia is not having’. They provide a range of videos, reading, and support materials, as well as giving tips to get the conversation started. The party host chooses the guests and the menu, and then lets the wine and conversations flow. It’s a nice approach.
Death Café https://deathcafe.com/
A Death Café is a discussion group, where there is a directed discussion of death with no predetermined agenda, objectives, or themes. The aim is to encourage thought without leading people to any conclusion or course of action. Food again plays an important role – and cake may feature. It’s another excellent idea.
ABC podcast ‘The Pineapple Project’ Season 4: Death