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  • A middle aged woman and an older man with a cane walking arm in arm.
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    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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    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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  • A scene from the video: man looking across at upset woman
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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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  • health worker helping to feed a man in wheelchair
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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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    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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    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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  • multi generational family having a positive conversation
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    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 sitting on a couch looking at paperwork
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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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