On Thursday 5 April, New Zealanders will be encouraged to think about, talk about, and plan for their future and end-of-life care. Advance Care Planning Day (previously known as Conversations that Count Day) is coordinated by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. It is an ideal time to talk to your whānau/family and others close to you about things like:
- what type of care you would like towards the end of your life;
- where would you want to be cared for if you could no longer care for yourself;
- any particular worries you have about being ill or dying.
You should also talk to your GP or other health care professionals about the medical choices you might have to face in the future.