Given our ageing population and the increased prevalence of chronic illness, knowledge of advance care planning among health and aged care professionals is increasingly important.
This framework provides a structure to support the development of health professionals' knowledge and skills in this area.
The framework is primarily intended for implementation by health practitioner educators at varying levels of experience including vocational education and training courses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and specialty training colleges.
The framework is designed to assist education providers to incorporate advance care planning into their curriculum. It aims to provide a range of education resources including online modules, lecture topics and interdisciplinary case studies that allow for simulation and role-play.
The framework outlines expected skills that a health professional would demonstrate across five key content areas:
- Communication with the person/family/carers
- Communication with the team
- Communication over time
Implementing the framework
We have produced a guide which aims to support the implementation of the framework into courses and specialty training. The guide and supporting educational resources are designed to enable teaching staff to self-select relevant advance care planning content.
Download the implementation guide to find out how to integrate advance care planning into your curriculum.
We've developed ten realistic and specific case studies to be used by teaching professionals. They can be modified as required.
The case studies have been created to directly reflect the level one capabilities outlined in the framework, so they can be used with students with a limited understanding of advance care planning.