Advance care planning in various settings

Advance care planning and specific needs

Timely decision-making before any health crisis reduces the burden for the family and helps to build care that's centred on the person's preferences.

It's never too early to begin a conversation about medical treatment and care preferences to prepare for a time when a person might not be able to make or communicate their values and preferences. Making important decisions about future care sooner rather than later provides individuals and families with time to discuss what is really important for them to live well. It can help the person and family regain a sense of control.

Resources for specific needs

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    Resources for specific needs: Veterans

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    Find resources about providing palliative care to veterans on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: Spirituality and faith

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    Find resources about providing spiritual care to people in palliative care on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: Rural and remote populations

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    Find resources about providing palliative care to people living in rural areas on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: LGBTI individuals

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    Find resources regarding palliative care for LGBTI people on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: Homeless people

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    Find resources regarding palliative care for homeless persons on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: Financially or socially disadvantaged

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    Find resources regarding palliative care for members of the community who are either financially challenged or socially disadvantaged on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: CALD communities

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    Find resources regarding palliative care in culturally and linguistically diverse communities on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: People with dementia

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    Find resources about providing palliative care to people who have dementia on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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    Resources for specific needs: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    CareSearch

    Find resources regarding palliative care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on the palliAGED website, gathered and maintained by CareSearch.

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