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Many people in the community fear the end stage of life, not because we’re necessarily afraid of dying but because we fear such things as loss of mental faculties, control, and dignity, being a burden on family, and not receiving adequate pain relief. As competent adults, we do have a say in how and where we are to die, and whether to accept or refuse life-prolonging treatment.

Community Connection is a series of informational talks that will assist you in understanding how to take more control over the end of life wishes, through understanding what Palliative Care is, who is involved in care, staying well for as long as possible, supporting others, what is advance care planning and how to have conversations around end of life wishes.

Talks will be suitable for all of those in the community who want to understand more about planning ahead, how to support themselves and/others to get on and live life now.

Community Connection: Advance Care Planning:

Topics Covered:

• What is advance care planning?

• Benefits of advance care planning

• What should you include in your Tasmanian advance care directive?

• Legalities of advance care directives

• Choosing someone to speak on your behalf

• Who to give your directive to?

For further information, questions & queries please contact:

Hannah Butler
0447 240 846
hannah.butler@pct.org.au

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