My Wishes
Advance Care Planning Program

Further information


General overviews about planning ahead

A comprehensive site with practical information about a range of topics including Wills, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, advance care planning and elder abuse. The website allows you to make an appointment with the nearest NSW Trustee office, directs you to a private solicitor or simply download all the forms you need.
Advance Care Planning information from NSW Health
A website with frequently asked questions and links to other NSW resources.
A booklet published jointly by The Benevolent Society and Legal Aid NSW that provides a good overview of ACP issues. Topics covered include making a will; making a power of attorney; enduring guardianship; decisions about my health; getting legal assistance and further information. You need to order the booklet via the weblink above. 
A six page leaflet produced by Legal Aid NSW that explains what happens if a person loses the capacity to make their own decisions and how you can plan ahead for this possibility.
A seven page leaflet produced by the NSW Seniors Information Service that provides basic information on these issues listed in the title.
This leaflet is also available in the following languages:
Other ACP websites
A useful website developed by health staff on the Central Coast of NSW. It includes brochures, posters and a workbook for members of the community.
This website has a range of information for the general public and healthcare staff. It has been developed from the work on ACP done by staff in HNEAHS over a number of years.
A comprehensive program of ACP with useful information and guidelines.
This Centre at Southern Cross University has a range of information about advance care directives, including power of attorney and enduring guardianship forms, advance care directive forms and Powerpoint presentations by Prof Colleen Cartwright.
Organ and tissue donation
As an organ and tissue donor, you could transform the lives of 10 or more people. But to make your wish count, we all need to discover the facts about organ and tissue donation and to register our decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register. And to make every wish count, every Australian family needs to know each other’s wishes. This is because in Australia the family of every potential donor is always asked to confirm the donation wishes of their loved one before organ and/or tissue donation can proceed. To find out more and to register your wishes go to the Donate Life website 
Substitute decision-making, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship relevant to all States and Territories in Australia
The best way to get the most up-to-date information and forms is to go to the States & Territories Planning Tools pages on the Start2Talk website - which can be found here
Government Department clinical guidelines
A comprehensive plan from NSW Health that outlines a number of areas for improving advance care planning and end of life care in NSW.
A 17 page booklet published by NSW Health that focuses on a process for making end-of-life decisions about care.
A 13 page booklet published by NSW Health to provide advice to health professionals on the best practice use of advance care directives within an advance care planning process.
Other information or resources
An 80 page booklet includes in depth discussion about the most common medical treatment decisions faced by those who are living with a life-threatening illness, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), artificial feeding and treatment settings. 


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