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    Vic

    Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 Implementation Forum

    The Department of Health and Human Services is holding a forum on Victorian advance care planning initiatives and the implementation of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

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    VIC

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers

    Our one-day workshop on advance care planning will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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    VIC

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers

    Our one-day workshop on advance care planning will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more
  • Advance Care Planning Australia staff member speaking in front of an audience
    VIC

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers

    Our one-day workshop on advance care planning will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more
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    VIC

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers

    Our one-day workshop on advance care planning will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more

Advance care planning news

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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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    News

    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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  • Grandfather telling son health preferences
    News

    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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  • Linda Nolte presenting on advance care planning at ACPEL 2017.
    News

    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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Past events

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    National Palliative Care Week

    The theme for Palliative Care Week 2017 is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative Care can make a difference.’ Taking place from 21 to 28 May, the week will focus on the availability of palliative care for people receiving aged care services.

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    South Australian advance care directive and palliative care workshops

    Decision Assist is delivering a series of workshops in South Australia, in partnership with Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN. These aim to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in advance care conversations.

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    Applications for the National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study open to general practices nationally

    The National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study is underway, but applications from general practices may still be considered.

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    Victoria

    Advance care planning seminar in Melbourne

    A one day seminar presented by Decision Assist and Monash University Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety.

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    Advance care planning and palliative care workshops for aged care workers (TAS)

    Decision Assist is delivering a series of workshops in Tasmania, in partnership with Palliative Care Tasmania. These aim to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in advance care conversations.

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  • Advance Care Planning Australia staff member speaking in front of an audience

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers (VIC)

    Our one day workshop in August will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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