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 The process, forms and documents for advance care planning depend on your state or territory.

National Advance Care Planning Week 2021

22-26 March 2021

ACP Week is back!

We plan for education, travel and our careers - why not plan for our future health? Get involved by hosting an event, participating in one or starting a conversation with your loved ones.

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We offer various options to increase your knowledge of advance care planning including free online courses, workshops and webinars.

Learn more about the role health professionals play in advance care planning. 

Learn about the different laws and ethical considerations for advance care planning.



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    How well do these couples know each other?

    In our new consumer video release we introduce you to two loving couples. The videos explore the couples' understanding of advance care planning and each other, with some surprising results.

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    Missed ACP opportunities for people with dementia

    Advance Care Planning Australia has published new research, to better understand the types of ACP documents that exist for people with dementia.

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    Cancer patients want end-of-life discussion to plan care

    New research shows that most people with cancer and those who support them want to discuss end-of-life care, but these important advance care planning discussions are largely not occurring with their doctor or healthcare provider.

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Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation about advance care planning is an important first step in ensuring a person's preferences for future care are known and respected.

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