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Advance care planning is a series of steps you can take to help you plan for your future health care. Start the conversation now.

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This section will provide you with a clear understanding of the important elements of advance care planning so you can help your patients plan for their future health care.

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Here you will find out how to do advance care planning and why it matters for you and your loved ones. A step by step guide.

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Compelling, real stories by the people who know; patients who have done ACP and the doctors and nurses who explain why having the conversation about end of life health wishes is the first, most important step to getting on with life.

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News & Events

Respecting Patient Choices Community Ambassadors win Award

22nd September 2014

In May 2014 the Respecting Patient Choices Community Ambassadors at Austin Health won the Minister for Health Volunteer Award for Outstanding Team Achievement by…

ACPEL 2015

25th July 2014

The 5th International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference will take place on the 9-12 September 2015 in Munich, Germany.     Please…

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Advance Care Planning Explained

The late Australian actor, Charles "Bud" Tingwell  AM was a passionate and early advocate of advance care planning; he and his wife Audrey both completed advance care directives before they died. Here in a special video he recorded for us, Bud explains what ACP is and how to do it.

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Office of the Public Advocate – Enduring Power of Attorney information

ACT Health – Respecting Patient Choices – Website

Information Booklets:

The Power to Choose – your guide to completing an enduring power of attorney – information booklet from ACT government

Respecting Patient Choices – Information booklet (ACT)

Other Relevant links:

Public Advocate of the ACT – contains information about enduring powers of attorney and details of public advocate advice line

Public Trustee for the ACT

Guardianship – ACAT website

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Planning ahead tools - NSW Government Website

Advance Care Planning – Making your Wishes Known - NSW government Website

Enduring Guardianship - NSW Trustee and Guardian website 

Information Booklets:

Using Advance Care Directives New South Wales - information booklet from NSW Health

Guidelines from end-of-life face and decision-making - information booklet from NSW Health

Decisions about my health – Information leaflet from Hunter and New England Health Service

Respecting Patient Choices – Information booklet (NSW)

Other Relevant Links:

NSW Guardianship Tribunal

NSW Public Guardian

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Personal Planning – Northern Territory Government website

Information Booklets:

Advance Personal Planning Information Brochure – Northern Territory Government, Office of the Public Trustee

Other Relevant Links:

Adult Guardianship – Northern Territory Government Website

Office of the Public Trustee – Northern Territory Government website

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Queensland Health Advance Care Planning

Health Care Decisions – Queensland government website

Advance Health Directives – Queensland government website

Enduring Power of Attorney – Queensland Government website

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Planning Guide – West Moreton Hospital and Health Service information guide

Respecting Patient Choices – information booklet

Other Relevant Links:

Office of the Public Advocate

Public Trustee

Contact:

Julie Latham
Mobile Clinical Support
Wesley Mission Brisbane
E j.latham@wmb.org.au
W http://www.wmb.org.au

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Care Directives -  Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive – SA Health

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Directive Brochure – SA Health / Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive Fact Sheet – SA Health / Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive FAQ – SA Health / Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directives Information Statement and Information Brochure – SA Health / Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive Wallet Card – SA Health / Government of South Australia

Other Languages

Available in 16 different languages – SA Health / Government of South Australia
Advance Care Directives Information Statement and Information Brochure

 

Other Relevant Links:

Guardianship Board

Office of the Public Advocate

Public Trustee

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Care Planning for Healthy Dying – Tasmanian Government website

Information Booklets:

What you need to know about Guardianship – Office of the Public Guardian leaflet

Enduring Guardian Infosheet – from Guardianship and Administration Board

Other Relevant Links:

Guardianship and Administration Board

Office of the Public Guardian

Public Trustee

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health website

You Decide Who Decides – Office of the Public Advocate site to help you choose a power of attorney

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate

Respecting Patient Choices Booklet

Respecting Patient Choices Booklet – In Italian

Respecting Patient Choices Booklet – in Greek

Medical/Dental Treatment for Patients Who Cannot Consent – Factsheet from Office of the Public Advocate. Also Available in: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Macedonian

Refusal of Medical Treatment – Factsheet from Office of the Public Advocate. Also Available in: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Macedonian

Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical treatment) – Factsheet from Office of the Public Advocate. Also Available in: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Macedonian

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Further Information

Other websites with ACP information:

Advance Health Directives – Government of WA, Department of Health website

Enduring Power of Guardianship – Office of the public advocate website

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Planning – A patient’s guide – from Government of WA Department of Health

Preparing an Advance Health Directive  – from Government of WA

A Guide to Enduring Power of Guardianship in WA – from Government of WA, Department of the Attorney General – includes form

Enduring Power of Guardianship in WA – Information Kit – From Government of WA, Department of the Attorney General – includes form

Your choices to make an Advance Health Directive, appoint an Enduring Guardian – from Government of WA, Department of the Attorney General and Department of Health

Advance Care Planning – Planning your advance Care – Time for a Chat – from Government of WA, Department of Health

Other Relevant Links:

Office of the Public Advocate

Public Trustee

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