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20 March 2017

Conversations That Count

Conversations that Count Day is on 5 April, 2017.  The day aims to raise awareness about advance care planning to encourage people to think about, talk about and plan for their future and end-of-life care.

Advance care planning is about exploring what matters to you when you near the end of your life. This information is shared with your loved ones and your health care team so treatment and care plans can support what matters to you.

An advance care plan includes what is important to you and gives your life meaning. This might include people and pets, your values and the ways you would like those caring for you to look after your spiritual and emotional needs.

Having a plan is particularly important if you become too unwell to tell your loved ones and health care team what you want yourself. It’s an important gift for your loved ones as it can relieve the burden of them having to make decisions on your behalf.

Start a conversation that counts today.