Dr. Peter Saul has helped to write all the current NSW Health guidelines about end of life, and is a senior intensive care specialist working in both public and private hospitals. His excellent TED Talk "Lets' Talk About Dying" has been seen by nearly a million people. Dr. Saul's workshop will give you advice as to how to talk to doctors, and how to make decisions for others and for yourself. It will include elements of planning ahead, understanding personal values (and how these influence the decisions we make for others) and how to take control when that is needed.
Dr. Saul is currently working with state and local groups to develop web-based and electronic systems for recording conversations with patients about end of life preferences.