4. TALK about your wishes, values and beliefs with your substitute decision maker(s) (SDM), loved ones and healthcare providers involved in your care.
Sharing information about your beliefs, values and wishes will help your SDM feel more comfortable giving informed consent on your behalf.
We understand that these conversations can be challenging: most of us aren’t comfortable talking about death and dying.
You can find some ideas to help you have these conversations in the Speak Up Ontario workbook for advance care planning: Making My Wishes Known – Make a Plan