Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 all Advance Care Planning workshops have been cancelled.
You are encouraged to use the resources on this website to create your own Advance Care Plan and, most importantly, a REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT. The only form you require to legally name someone to be your Representative (substitute decision maker) is the BC Representation Agreement. View the form here.
COVID-19: A Chance for us to Have the End-of-Life Conversations We Need
If you are looking for an easy way to create an Advance Care Plan, we have found the My Directives website very helpful. Although it is a U.S. based company, the form is easy to understand and it’s free to create an account. You can print off your completed form and keep it with your Representation Agreement. The My Directives form is really just a way for you to communicate your Advance Care Plan to your family, friends and healthcare providers.
Sharon Hartung is a retired aerospace engineering officer from the Royal Canadian Air Force and former technology executive from IBM. She has been providing information technology management advice to clients for over 30 years. Her book, Your Digital Undertaker – Exploring Death in the Digital Age, shows that preparing for death doesn’t need to be scary or foreboding. It can actually be liberating and energizing.
Here’s a link to Sharon’s podcast.
View Representation Agreement