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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

2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

01st December 2015

The 2015 Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care National Conference concluded on 25 November, leaving participants with many ideas to ponder from the vast…

ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

19th November 2015

Thank you Australia for a great response to the events - registration now closed!  We look forward to delivering to you our programs on 24 and 25 November!  For…

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

Websites with advance care planning information:

Public Advocate of the ACT – Enduring Power of Attorney information, forms and phone line.

ACT Health – Respecting Patient Choices – Website

BeMyVoice  – Information on advance care planning for the general public and healthcare professionals.The site also provides a step by step process to assist people to think about, talk about and complete an advance care plan.

Information Resources:

Information Sheet - Respecting Patient Choices information Sheet

Leaflet – Respecting Patient Choices information leaflet (ACT)

Advance Care Planning Guide

Other Relevant links:

Public Trustee for the ACT – Information on Wills, Deceased Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and Trusts in the ACT.

Paid professional services include:

  • Preparation of an individual’s Enduring Power of Attorney, where the individual nominates the Public Trustee as attorney for Property and Financial matters
  • Preparation of a Will where the individual wishes to appoint the Public Trustee as the individual’s executor

ACAT - Australian Capital Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal

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Further Information

Websites with advance care planning information:

Advance Personal Planning – Northern Territory Government

Other Relevant Links:

Adult Guardianship – Northern Territory Government

Start 2 Talk - Alzheimer's Australia

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Further Information

Websites with advance care planning information:

Advance Care Planning Online - Queensland Health

Enduring Power of Attorney – Queensland Government

My Care, My Choices - Metro South Health Inititative

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Planning Guide – West Moreton Hospital and Health Service

Respecting Patient Choices (QLD)

Other Relevant Links:

Office of the Public Advocate - Protects and promotes the rights, autonomy and participation of all Queenslanders with impaired decision-making capacity through statutory systems advocacy.

Office of the Public Guardian - Protects the rights and interests of adults who don’t have capacity to make their own decisions due to an illness or disability. 

Public Trustee - Provides Enduring Powers of Attorney, free Wills, investment, executor and financial administration services to Queenslanders.

Health Service Contacts:

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

Websites with advance care planning information:

Advance Care Directive – SA Health

Information Booklets:

Advance Care Directive Brochure – Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive Fact Sheet –  Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive FAQ –  Government of South Australia

Advance Care Directive Wallet Card –  Government of South Australia

Other Languages

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

 

Other Relevant Links:

South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

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:

Enduring Guardian Infosheet – Guardianship and Administration Board

Other Relevant Links:

Guardianship and Administration Board

Office of the Public Guardian

Public Trustee

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Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

 

Information Booklets:

 

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

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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:

WA Department of Health - for information regarding Advance Health Directives and Advance Care Planning in Western Australia.

Office of the Public Advocate

Public Trustee

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