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Previous research finds that…

  • While most people want their wishes respected even if they can no longer express them, it is estimated that only 14 % of Australians have an advanced care or health directive in place.
  • Around 50% of Australians will not be able to make or express their own decisions when they are near death.
  • Around 70% of Australians indicate a preference for dying at home, yet only about 14 per cent do so.

In a Relationships Australia survey, around 16 % of men and 18% of women reported they were worried that their family would fight over their inheritance.

Relationships Australia State and Territory websites