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Understanding Advance Care Planning

Australia’s population is ageing. Well-coordinated and appropriate health care is a key priority. It's becoming increasingly important for the health care sector to better understand advance care planning, which supports person-centred care, aligned with an individual’s values, goals and preferences. Advance Care Planning Australia is partnering with recognised advance care planning leaders across Australia to deliver an advance care planning seminar in every state and territory in 2018-2020. This first seminar is in Perth and presented by Advance Care Planning...
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Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, that encourages Australians to make the best choices for their current and future health care. Delivering an extensive range of projects, ACPA increases advance care planning resources across health sectors and NGOs, improves workforce capability, produces information resources for diverse consumers and communities, and builds the evidence base.

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Applications open for 2018 National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study

Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences? To help answer this question, researchers are looking for health care organisations to take part in a ground-breaking study about Advance Care Directives (ACDs) in health care services. Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) has opened applications for the National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study 2018, the first of its kind in Australia. Following a successful pilot study...
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Helping Australian’s make their voices heard

National Advance Care Planning Week launched this week and is the perfect opportunity for you to take control of your future health care wishes. Hear from Medical Director, Dr Karen Detering on why she got involved with advance care planning and its importance. #acpweek18 Advance Care Planning Australia   There are many myths about what advanced care planning is and people often think having a Will is sufficient to get their life in order. But in reality it’s only a small...
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Jim’s Wishes: “He didn’t like the thought of not being able to recognise his great-grandchildren”

Jim has lived a very full life. At 92, he is still incredibly active - he is a hands-on great grandfather and a community volunteer. He’s not thinking about the end of his life, at least not yet. And he certainly wasn’t worried about that 20 years ago when he made his advance care plan. An Advance Care Directive is a written record of a person’s preferences for future health care. The directive records their goals, values, beliefs and health...
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