ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
17 JUNE 2017
Sharon Billings is a clinician working within the Alfred Advance Care Planning department.
Initially Sharon discussed the importance of preparing a Will, an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Enduring Medical Power of Attorney.
In each case these documents appoint people to make decisions on your behalf.
Sharon went on to explain that Advance Care Planning is a process that ensures your family and treating healthcare team understand what is important to you and how you want to be treated if you become unable to make decisions or communicate your wishes.
In conclusion she stressed that it’s never too early to detail the way you want to live at the end of your life and therefore the need to communicate the kind of care you do or don’t want for yourself. Alfred Advance Care using their wealth of experience in these matters is well placed to guide and record these decisions.
A continuous stream of questions indicated a genuine interest from the almost thirty-strong audience.