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  • A middle aged woman and an older man with a cane walking arm in arm.
    News

    Substitute decision-makers unprepared for end-of-life choices

    Our new research sheds light on the experience of people called upon to make medical decisions for loved ones and found them to be largely unsupported and unprepared for the role.

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  • Two men carrying two women on their backs. Everyone is smiling.
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    National effort challenging Australians to plan future medical care

    More than 75 community and health sector organisations from across Australia have joined forces for  National Advance Care Planning Week to promote awareness of a advance care planning.

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  • husband and wife interview
    News

    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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    People living with dementia urged to plan early to maintain choice and control

    People in the earlier stages of dementia are being urged by experts to make a plan for their future medical treatment so they can continue to have a choice in the care that they receive.

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  • husband and wife interview
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    Love is not enough for end-of-life decisions

    Advance Care Planning Australia has launched a ground breaking new video, challenging the commonly held perception that a loving relationship is all you need to ensure your end-of life wishes will be met.

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  • Dr Chris Moy
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    Radio National Life Matters talks ACP with Dr Chris Moy

    Life Matters' host, Hilary Harper is joined by Dr Chris Moy, a General Practitioner and ambassador for National Advance Care Planning Week and Julie Cheney who shares her personal experience about making tough medical decisions for her husband.

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  • happy familiy in a discussion
    News

    Thousands of tough talks kick off across Australia this week

    This week thousands of Australians will start conversations they might otherwise prefer to avoid – getting older and planning for a time when they are unable to make their own medical decisions.

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  • couple
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    My Health Record best place for Advance Care Directives

    With National Advance Care Planning Week occurring 1-5 April, medical leaders are reminding Australians to make sure their future health care preferences are uploaded to My Health Record, where they can be easily accessed when needed.

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  • A close up of a man's chest. The text 'Do not resuscitate' is tattooed in big black letters.
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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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Advance care planning video content

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.