Every competent adult in NSW has the legal right to accept or refuse any recommended medical treatment. Your end of life choices can only be respected if those involved know what you want and what you do not want.
If you are unable to make and communicate your own decisions at the time of treatment, health professionals will refer to your Advance Care Plan to identify your wishes.
DWD NSW recommends that every Australian adult makes an Advance Care Plan. You may find it helpful to listen to the speech given by Professor Colleen Cartwright at the DWD NSW Annual General Meeting on 27 May 2017, entitled ‘End of Life Options – The Key Issues’. Click for video (59 mins)