End of life issues

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

If tragedy were to strike and you were unable to make your own medical or financial decisions, does your family know what your wishes are?

This question will be addressed in an end-of-life planning workshop at the Harvey Senior Citizens Centre on April 1.

The Good to Go information session will cover the steps people need to take to ensure their wishes are legally binding.

Topics will include how to set up organ and tissue donation, as well as Advance Health Directives, enduring powers of guardianship and enduring powers of attorney. “It’s important because when it comes to making end-of-life decisions it can be hard on your family,” centre president Brian Kealley said.

Mr Kealley said his own parents had some of these measure in place which made it easier on the family when the time came.

“This workshop will help people get ideas on how to talk to your family about your wishes and how to set all of it up.”

The workshop is being presented by Palliative Care WA and the Harvey Community Resource Centre from 10am to noon.

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