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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Advocate of the ACT – Enduring Power of Attorney information, forms and phone line.
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 Sheet - Respecting Patient Choices information Sheet
Leaflet – Respecting Patient Choices information leaflet (ACT)
Public Trustee for the ACT – Information on Wills, Deceased Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and Trusts in the ACT.
Paid professional services include:
Planning ahead tools - NSW Government
Advance Care Planning – Making your Wishes Known - NSW Government
Enduring Guardianship - NSW Trustee and Guardian
Using Advance Care Directives New South Wales - NSW Health
Guidelines from end-of-life care and decision-making - NSW Health
Other Relevant Links:
Advance Personal Planning – Northern Territory Government
Other Relevant Links:
Adult Guardianship – Northern Territory Government
Start 2 Talk - Alzheimer's Australia
Advance Care Planning Online - Queensland Health
Enduring Power of Attorney – Queensland Government
My Care, My Choices - Metro South Health Inititative
Advance Care Planning Guide – West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
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.
Advance Care Directives – SA Department of Health general information
Advance Care Directives - Your Wishes for Future Care - a Government of South Australia special online initiative for consumers and professionals in SA.
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
Available in 16 different languages – Government of South Australia
Advance Care Directives Information Statement and Information Brochure
Planning Ahead - SA Health
Advance Care Planning for Healthy Dying – Tasmanian Government website
Enduring Guardian Infosheet – Guardianship and Administration Board
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.
Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016. To receive updates on progress, email email@example.com, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates. For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015
Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne
Keeping the essence of palliative care alive
Advance Health Directives – Government of WA, Department of Health website
Enduring Power of Guardianship – Office of the public advocate website
Advance CPR decision-making and communication' video resource and facilitator's guide - Government of WA, Department of Health
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
WA Department of Health - for information regarding Advance Health Directives and Advance Care Planning in Western Australia.