My Future Care
The Catholic Church encourages patients and residents in Catholic health and aged care services to reflect on their future health care needs and to appoint a person who will represent them if they are unable to express their wishes.
This website provides information for people considering their future health care needs, and guidance for health care professionals. It is also a place where resources are available for members of the community, parishes and health professionals – either through linkage to Catholic bioethics centres around Australia, access to existing policies and procedures, advance care planning forms, links to external courses, video presentations and answers to frequently asked questions.
A wide variety of approaches already exist in the wider Australian Community to the issue of advance care planning. With regard to formally appointing legal representatives, each state and territory have different legislation in place, and it is best to seek further advice.
This website aims to provide support to prospective patients and residents of Catholic facilities, and the health professionals who take care of them there, and provides guidance that is consistent with Catholic and good secular ethics.