The NSW Ministry for Health has helpfully published a booklet entitled Making an Advance Care Directive, which includes a precedent form.
The form includes prompts in relation to:
- Personal values about dying
- Directions about medical care, with some specific care types referred to
- Organ donation, including ante-mortem treatment to facilitate organ donation
- Capacity confirmation by a treating health professional.
The Advance Care Directive is currently being trialled as part of a project by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. Following the evaluation of this project, the NSW Ministry of Health will consider if any changes to the form are required.