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    CALD resources improve access to advance care planning

    Coinciding with Multicultural Health Week, we've released a suite of translated resources to support Australia’s non-English speaking communities and empower them to take active control of their future health care.

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    More Australians seeking advance care planning advice

    With people living longer and increasingly with complex health concerns, there’s growing public interest in advance care planning. More and more people have questions about how they can ensure their preferences are heard and respected.

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    Applications open for 2018 National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study

    Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences? To help answer this question, researchers are looking for health care organisations to take part in a ground-breaking study about Advance Care Directives in health care services.

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    Advance Care Planning Australia wins 2018 Muse Creative Award

    Out of more than 2,000 submissions from 40 countries, Advance Care Planning Australia has won Gold recognition in the 2018 Muse Creative Awards competition. The winning animated video series was created by acclaimed production studio, Creativa.

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    Landmark publication provides advance care planning road map in aged care

    Advance Care Planning Australia has launched an advance care planning guide for aged care providers – the first of its kind in Australia.

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    Radio COTA Podcast # 99 encourages all Australians to make their future health care preferences known.

    From the 16th to the 22nd of April, 2018, it’s National Advance Care Planning Week, and in recognition of this, Radio COTA Podcast # 99 encourages all Australians, regardless of their current health status to make their future health care preferences known.

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    Advance care planning should be a priority for all Australians

    Palliative Care Australia in partnership with Advance Care Planning Australia has released its updated advance care planning policy statement to celebrate the inaugural National Advance Care Planning Week 16-22 April.

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    First conversation kicks off: National Advance Care Planning Week

    Community members and health care sector leaders today are attending an event at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital to launch National Advance Care Planning Week and urging Australians to make their future health care wishes known.

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    National effort to start an important conversation

    Health sector leaders from across Australia have joined forces to promote awareness of the inaugural National Advance Care Planning Week.

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    Prominent seniors’ advocate joins as National Advance Care Planning Week ambassador

    Advance Care Planning Australia is delighted to announce Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia, Ian Henschke as an ambassador for National Advance Care Planning Week, April 16-22.

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    Dementia Australia CEO discusses the benefits of planning ahead

    Dementia Australia is a strong supporter and advocate of advance care planning. We spoke with Dementia Australia’s CEO, Maree McCabe, about how advance care planning can help people diagnosed with dementia.

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    Dr Karen Detering talks about advance care planning on Voice FM

    Advance Care Planning Australia's Medical Director Karen Detering chats to Anne Wood on Voice FM Ballarat to talk about advance care planning and National Advance Care Planning Week.

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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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    Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

    A collection of resources for health professionals to help you understand changes in advance care planning coming in March with the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

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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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    A new direction for Decision Assist

    The Decision Assist program and website will no longer be supported after 31 December 2017, when new programs funded under the Australian Government National Palliative Care Projects grants initiative come into effect.

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    Australian Government announces new funding for advance care planning

    The Australian Government has announced that they will provide more than $60 million for new projects to improve palliative and end-of-life care, including advance care planning initiatives.

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    ACPA at the 6th International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care

    Photos, presentations, and posters from ACPA at ACPEL.

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    2017 Advance Care Planning Australia and Decision Assist conference appearances

    The Advance Care Planning Australia and Decision Assist teams will be exhibiting or presenting at the following conferences.

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    New advance care planning learning modules for aged care workers and health professionals

    Decision Assist and Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) have a brand new integrated online learning space with up-to-date resources and training tools to support best practice in advance care planning.

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