With Conversations that Count Day 2017 fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about how to encourage people to talk about and plan for their future and end-of-life care. The annual event, created to raise awareness about advance care planning, will be held slightly earlier this year, on 5 April. The theme for 2017 will once again be ‘Get them Talking’.
Coordinated by the Advance Care Planning (ACP) Cooperative and the Health Quality & Safety Commission, the Conversations that Count Day 2017 planning group – with representation from throughout the country – will manage a national news and social media campaign promoting the day and advance care planning.
A number of national resources will be provided, including posters and postcards, and distributed throughout the country. On the day, ACP teams will carry out a range of Conversations that Count Day activities in their local areas, such as morning teas, presentations and displays at hospitals, libraries, community centres, marae, retirement villages, aged care centres and service clubs.