Many of us find thinking about the end of life difficult. This can mean we don't talk about it and don't put any
plans in place for the future. Planning could improve our care. It could help us understand what matters most. It could
help ourselves and our families/whanau deal with our death.
Thinking and talking about the future, especially the end of life, can help us accept that it is something that happens to us all.
Here are some tools that you may find useful to help you think about, talk about and plan for your or a loved one's future care.
My Advance Care Plan
A template to help you write down what’s most important to you.
Important: Please save this PDF on your computer before typing in the interactive fields. Then open the saved PDF with Adobe Reader, and fill in your plan. Click ‘Save as’ to save your completed file. Plans completed online, or opened in a browser, won’t save your completed information.
Lots of NZ relevant health content
Good resources around Enduring Powers of Attorney
Hospice NZ exists to lead the hospice movement to ensure that every New Zealander has access to quality palliative care.
Ministry of Health
Guidelines for healthcare professionals
Advance Care Planning is being advocated for in many countries across the world. Please remember that the legal frameworks and organisational policies of many of these countries differs from New Zealand. We have included some links below to some of these sites.