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A routine part of health and personal care

Advance care planning is a routine part of a person's health care. When a person's values are discussed openly, their healthcare preferences can be respected at a time when they cannot voice their decisions. It's an ongoing process that needs cooperation between individuals, their families, care workers, and health professionals as well as community organisations and healthcare organisations

Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that provides information and resources to individuals, care workers and healthcare professionals to improve this cooperation. Find out more about Advance Care Planning Australia.


education and training

Free online learning

Designed for health professionals, healthcare workers and the general public, our educational programs range from an introduction to advance care planning to more specialised courses for professionals.

COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are an integral part of our program and work in engaging and innovative roles. Find out how you could become an Advance Care Planning Volunteer Community Ambassador.

free COMMUNITY presentations

Book a presentation

The Advance Care Planning Volunteer Community Ambassadors lead an Introduction to Advance Care Planning information session - book one for your community group.



Latest advance care planning news

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    News

    CALD resources improve access to advance care planning

    Coinciding with Multicultural Health Week, we've released a suite of translated resources to support Australia’s non-English speaking communities and empower them to take active control of their future health care.

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    News

    More Australians seeking advance care planning advice

    With people living longer and increasingly with complex health concerns, there’s growing public interest in advance care planning. More and more people have questions about how they can ensure their preferences are heard and respected.

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    News

    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 in health care services.

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Upcoming workshops and events

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    VIC
    South West Healthcare

    Gain confidence in “Having the Conversation” - Workshops

    South West Healthcare are hosting face to face workshops in Warrnambool, aimed at Healthcare Professionals, focusing on “how to have the conversation” in a practical and interactive way.

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    VIC
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Volunteer information session

    Advance Care Planning Australia is recruiting our next intake of volunteers. If you’re interested in finding out more about our volunteer program, please join us at the information session.

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    Queensland
    Gold Coast PHN

    Practice Nurse: Advance Care Planning Workshop

    Become a key authority in Advance Care Planning (ACP) by undertaking the Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) facilitated two hour face-to-face workshop on the topic.

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