Decision Assist

Quick links to Decision Assist resources and information

Resources, research and publications previously found on the Decision Assist website can now be found via the links on this page.

For further Palliative Care information, clinical tools and resources, visit the CareSearch or the Palliaged website.


Webinars

Decision Assist webinars

  • Video

    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning int he first webinar of this series.
  • Video

    Advance care planning – how to

    Decision Assist

    Learn to recognise an opportunity to talk about advance care planning and how to have the conversation in this webinar.
  • Video

    Advance Care Planning in Primary Care

    Decision Assist

    A webinar designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of the primary care workforce to promote, initiate and continue discussions regarding future health preferences in routine care.
  • Video

    We’re all different

    Decision Assist

    Recognise that people have varying beliefs and values, use conversational tools to discover the ways people differ, and find information about different cultural perspectives in this webinar.
  • Video

    Do you think dad is dying?

    Decision Assist

    Learn to recognise when end-of-life care is needed, and be able to assist and provide direction to support services in this webinar.
  • Video

    Grief, trauma and loss

    Decision Assist

    Understand the impact of changing health on people and their families, assist people with loss and provide referral to support services in this webinar.
  • Video

    Marjorie is breathless

    Decision Assist

    Learn about ways to make people more comfortable, understand patient choices and recognise other team members’ roles in this webinar.
  • Video

    Jane does not want to go to hospital

    Decision Assist

    Recognise that people may not all want the same level of care, know where to refer people for assistance and understand your role and responsibility in assisting people with their choices in this webinar.
  • Video

    George wants resuscitation

    Decision Assist

    Appreciate that people have choices in the care they want, be able to assist in making choices and be comfortable with people’s decisions in this webinar.

More information

Palliative Care and other resources

  • Website

    Clinical links

    CareSearch

    Combining the information contained in a range of core clinical documents into a single gateway on the palliAGED website - supporting fast and reliable access to evidence to inform your clinical practice.
  • Fact sheet

    A framework of palliative care: diagrammatic representation

    ANZSPM

    A framework of palliative care is a tool that uses three prognostic trajectories to support GPs to proactively manage their patient's care as it transitions from curative to palliative and to facilitate a quality end-of-life according to patient preferences.
  • Video

    The Framework of care for GPs caring for older Australians

    ANZSPM

    Professor Liz Reymond (ANZSPM) speaking about the background to the framework for palliative care which aims to guide GPs caring for older Australians in the community at the end-of-life, developed and endorsed by The Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine Inc. (ANZSPM).
  • Video

    The Framework of care and implementation into general practice

    ANZSPM

    Professor Liz Reymond (ANZSPM) speaking in detail about 'The framework for palliative care for community-based aged care patients', developed and endorsed by The Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine Inc. (ANZSPM).
  • Articles & Publications

    Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults

    Clayton JM, Hancock KM, Butow PN, Tattersall MHN and Currow D

    These guidelines have been prepared to assist clinicians with the difficult but important task of communicating prognosis to patients in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers.
  • Website

    Information for nurses: Clinical

    CareSearch

    Find information related to common ethical and care issues on the CareSearch website.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance Care Planning Guide for General Practice fact sheet

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    A guide to triggers and conversation starters for advance care planning discussions in general practice.
  • Fact sheet

    Frequently Asked Questions for General Practice on Advance Care Planning

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    A fact sheet with a list of questions and answers for general practitioners on advance care planning.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance Care Planning in General Practice: Guidance on use of MBS Items

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This guide describes how MBS Item numbers may be used by GPs for Advance Care Planning (ACP) where clinically appropriate.
  • Video

    Specialist clinical support and complex needs for end of life care

    Decision Assist

    Peter Jenkin is a palliative care nurse practitioner at Resthaven in South Australia, providing specialist clinical support to residents/clients and their families.
  • Website

    Culturally appropriate palliative care - kit

    National Palliative Care Program and Australian Government Department of Health

    Online resource kit providing strategies and training material to support staff in mainstream health services to provide culturally appropriate palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Articles & Publications

    A palliative approach for aged care in the community setting

    Australian Government Department of Health

    Guidelines and information on advance care planning and directives, symptom assessment and management, psycho-social care and spiritual support.