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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.



National seminars

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    Queensland
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Seminar QLD

    Presented by Advance Care Planning Australia, this seminar will be run by recognised leaders in the field of advance care planning in Australia. The event is recommended for professionals leading and implementing advance care planning in health services, residential aged care and primary care.

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    South Australia
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Seminar SA

    Presented by Advance Care Planning Australia, this seminar will be run by recognised leaders in the field of advance care planning in Australia. The event is recommended for professionals leading and implementing advance care planning in health services, residential aged care and primary care.

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Latest advance care planning news

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    How well prepared are health professionals to have tough conversations that matter?

    Increasingly, the health professionals I meet understand the importance of advance care planning in supporting patient-centred care. However many of them express that they need more training and support to improve their skills and confidence in handling these robust conversations.

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    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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    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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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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    Dying Light - End of Life Companion

    What to expect when you are expecting - to die

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    Victoria
    Barwon Health

    ACP One Day Workshop

    The workshop is intended for health professionals wanting to learn about the Advance Care Planning process, how to introduce the topic in conversations and how to complete Advance Care Directives.

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