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My Care, My Choices

My Care, My Choices is a Queensland Government advance care planning initiative.

Age, illness or accident may at some time make it hard for you to make decisions about your health care.

About us

About us

The Office of Advance Care Planning is a statewide service, hosted by Metro South Health, that helps to promote the important process of advance care planning. You can send a copy of completed advance care planning documents to the Office of Advance Care Planning for review and upload to your Queensland Health electronic hospital record (The Viewer).  If you wish your documents to be in My Health Record only you can upload them via myhealthrecord.gov.au.

Advance care planning explained

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning involves thinking and making choices now to guide your future health care. It is also a process of communicating your wishes. If you have strong beliefs about what you want to happen in the future, it is particularly important to make your plans and wishes known now. You can do this by having a conversation with those close to you and writing down your preferences.

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How to complete an advance care plan

It can be hard to talk about what might happen if you become very unwell, but it will give you and your loved ones peace of mind to know that your wishes can be known and respected. Your advance care plan includes the conversation you have with your family, friends and health care professionals and your written documents. Here are some tips to get you started.

Queensland advance care planning forms

The Statement of Choices, Advance Health Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney and revocation of enduring document forms are Queensland advance care planning forms which can be used to record your wishes and choices for health care into the future. You can complete whatever form or forms you consider meet your needs.

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Resources

Advance care planning resources including information, government links and useful websites. Translated resources are also available in numerous other languages.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about advance care planning and Queensland advance care planning forms – Advance Health Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney and Statement of Choices, and advance care planning terminology.

Information for GPs

Information for GPs

Queensland patients can communicate their healthcare decisions by completing one or more of the following forms:

  • Advance Health Directive (AHD)
  • Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA)
  • Statement of Choices
  • Revocation of an EPOA or AHD

Your patient may wish to write a less structured document but only the forms listed above can be uploaded to the person’s Queensland Health electronic hospital record.

Last updated 4 December 2018
Last reviewed 16 May 2015