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Advance care planning in the media

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    Dr Karen Detering talks about advance care planning on TSIMA Radio 4MW

    Advance Care Planning Australia's Medical Director Karen Detering appeared on TSIMA Radio 4MW to talk about advance care planning and National Advance Care Planning Week.

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    Planning for end-of-life care

    Medical Director Karen Detering speaks with Rev Bill Crews about how to ensure that you get the health care you want at the end of your life.

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    Do-not-resuscitate tattoos: Will a doctor follow one?

    In December, the story of a man with a "Do not resuscitate" tattoo on his chest went viral. Our Medical Director Karen Detering spoke with James Bullen at ABC RN Health Report to discuss a better way to make your treatment preferences known.

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    National Advance Care Planning Week

    If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would speak for you? And what health care decisions would you want them to make? Between 16-22 April, Australians are encouraged to consider these questions and discuss their future healthcare preferences with their loved ones.

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    Support your patients with advance care planning

    Dr Karen Detering asks GPs to leverage their ongoing and trusted relationships with their patients and start the conversations on advance care planning.

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    Preparing for ageing in the LGBTI community

    Medical Director Karen Detering appeared on JOY 94.9's The Deep End. In the episode "Preparing for ageing", Karen talked about role of advance care planning in the lives of LGBTI people.

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About advance care planning

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    Advance care planning as part of routine care

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Michael is living with chronic illness. During a routine medical visit, Michael's general practice nurse opens the door to a conversation about advance care planning that will involve his family and medical team.
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    A doctor and patient discuss advance care planning

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Michael, who is living with chronic disease, talks to his doctor about creating an advance care plan.
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    Revisiting your advance care plan

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Michael is concerned about being a burden on his wife, who is his caretaker. Michael's physiotherapist talks to him about revisiting his advance care plan to include more people that can assist with his care.
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    Changing priorities and advance care planning

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Penny is considering ending her cancer treatment and is worried about how her husband will react. Her doctor encourages her to explore treatment options and discuss what is most important to her.
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    Making health care decisions for someone else

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Trevor's mother, Joan, has advanced dementia. Trevor is Joan's substitute decision-maker, but Joan never wrote her preferences down.
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    Appointing a decision-maker

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Rose lives with multiple sclerosis. During a hospitalisation, her sister, Mary, and her partner, Jenny, had conflicting ideas about Rose's care. Rose's doctor talks to her about appointing a substitute decision-maker.