Our program of work

Our projects and programs

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care. Find out more about Advance Care Planning Australia >

ACPA delivers on a range of initiatives in collaboration with other leading organisations including:

Advance Care Planning Australia Learning is a national eLearning hub to support aged care workers, health professionals and consumers learn more about advance care planning. There are a range of modules addressing advance care planning introductions, conversations, legal implications and more. This educational program is led by Advance Care Planning Australia and is funded by the Australian Government.

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The advance care planning national curriculum project involves the development of curriculum resources and tools for Australian universities. The project has included an evidence-based literature review, establishment of a partnership with the Queensland University of Technology, a palliative care curriculum for undergraduates (PCC4U), a national university survey; national consultation, implementation and evaluation. This project is led by Advance Care Planning Australia and is funded by the Australian Government.

ACPA advisory services (including phone, email and online) ensure information and resources are provided to address direct enquiries.

The Advance Care Planning Community Volunteers project is designed to train and mentor volunteers to deliver a community advance care planning education program and staff the national advisory service.

The project has delivered on a nationally applicable advance care planning volunteer position description, volunteer training program, data collection tools, evaluation, operating procedures. This project is led by Advance Care Planning Australia and is funded by the Australian Government.

The National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study is designed to capture the proportion of individuals with advance care planning documents in the setting of residential aged care homes, hospitals, and general practice.

The 2017 project was a collaboration between Advance Care Planning Australia and Monash University. It involved national investigators and is funded by the Australian Government. Results of the Data Analysis of the 2017 project have been released.

Data collection for the 2018 National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study is now completed. We are currently analysing the data and the results will be disseminated through government reports and peer-reviewed publications.

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More related projects and programs

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    Advance Project

    HammondCare

    The Advance Project is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to initiate advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care in everyday general practice.
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    CareSearch website

    CareSearch

    The CareSearch website provides trustworthy information about palliative care and advance care planning for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.
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    ELDAC

    ELDAC

    ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.
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    Dying to Talk website

    Palliative Care Australia

    Dying to Talk encourages Australians of all ages and levels of health to talk about dying. Having a conversation with your loved ones about your end-of-life wishes will help them to make decisions on your behalf should you be unable to communicate your wishes.
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    End of Life Law in Australia

    Queensland University of Technology

    Provides accurate, practical and relevant information for patients, families, health and legal practitioners, the media, policymakers and the broader community about Australian laws relating to death, dying and end of life decision-making.
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    Planning ahead - Start2Talk

    Dementia Australia

    Information, tools and resources to assist individuals and families prepare for the possible loss of capacity or with a diagnosis of dementia in the future.
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    PalliAged

    CareSearch

    PalliAGED is the palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged care sector. The website provides trustworthy information for health and care practitioners, resource developers, older Australians, their families and friends.
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    Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative

    Queensland University of Technology

    Education and training hub for health professionals, health undergraduates and relevant post-graduate curricula in palliative care. The website includes; The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) and End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC).
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    Palliative Care Australia (PCA)

    Palliative Care Australia

    The website for Palliative Care Australia (PCA), the national peak body for palliative care. PCA represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. PCA aims to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.