Problem – Who knows who your doctor and dentist are? Are there any health conditions that your family are predisposed to developing? Who knows your wishes with regards to organ donation, DNR and end of life care?
Research / Statistics –‘My Values’ has been set up in Australia to record your wishes with regards to your values in relation to life, death and medical intervention. Although a free service, it is not compulsory and is a stand- alone service. In addition, specified medical professionals have access to My Health Record however this is not compulsory as many people do not wish to record their health information. TellThem4Me® survey results indicated:
- 21% have not told their family who their key health care workers are.
- 51% have shared their health care wishes with their loved ones.
- 64% do not have an Advanced Health Care Directive.
- 20% of organ donors have not told their family their wishes.
TellThem4Me® Solution – This section allows you to record the details of key health care providers and a personal and family health history. Importantly, you can also record your wishes with regards to your health care and organ donation. The final section is reserved for end-of-life planning providing an ideal time to start a conversation. There is further support available if you should require it.