Discuss your wishes and plans

Step 5: Discuss your wishes and plans

Having completed the worksheets on this website, or any other form of written advance care plan, it is really important to let other people know about this.

It won’t help you if these documents are stored away at your home or your solicitor’s office and nobody knows where to find them.

You need to have conversations about your wishes and your written documents with people who may be called on to make decisions for you (your substitute decision-makers).

They will be able to advocate more strongly and confidently on your behalf if they have your written documents and are clear about the meaning and purpose of these.

Worksheet 1.6: communicating my wishes to others

Complete the worksheet by downloading a blank copy and filling it in.

Guidelines for discussing your plans

Talking about your decisions