An Advance Care Directive is a legal document where you state your preferences and instructions for future health care, living arrangements and end of life care. It is a legal document that is made by you now while you have capacity and includes your personal preferences, wishes and values. An Advance Care Directive makes it easy for your family, friends and health care professionals to know your preferences, wishes and instructions. It can be of great comfort to know that your choices and preferences are known and will be respected.
The Advance Care Directive Kit is a complete guide to advance care planning.
Depending on the state or territory that you live in, this document is known by other names. In the Australian Capital Territory it is called an Advance Care Plan, in Queensland and Western Australia it is called an Advance Health Directive, in Northern Territory it is called an Advance Personal Plan and in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania it is called an Advance Care Directive.
The Advance Care Directive Kit includes information that is relevant to each state/territory and it is easy to find and understand in the Advance Care Directive Kit.