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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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Events

What's coming up

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    South West Healthcare

    Gain confidence in “Having the Conversation” - Workshops

    South West Healthcare are hosting face to face workshops in Warrnambool, aimed at Healthcare Professionals, focusing on “how to have the conversation” in a practical and interactive way.

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    City of Port Phillip

    2018 OPCC Annual Forum: Planning for future care

    Whether you're thinking about your own future health care or caring for someone else, learn more about planning for future care at the free annual Older Persons Consultative Committee forum.

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    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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    VIC
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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Events

Past events

  • Female attendee listens at the advance care planning conference in 2016
    Vic
    Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    Aged Care Seminar: Understanding & Dealing With Changes to Medical Treatment Laws

    Russell Kennedy Lawyers is hosting a seminar designed to help aged care providers in Victoria understand Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

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    VIC
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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    VIC
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    National Advance Care Planning Week Movie Night

    To celebrate the launch of our very first National Advance Care Planning Week, we are hosting a movie night for Austin Health staff, volunteers and stakeholders.

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    VIC
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    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
    Austin Health

    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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  • workshop-004
    VIC
    Austin Health

    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
  • workshop-003
    VIC
    Austin Health

    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

    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.

    Read more
  • Female attendee listens at the advance care planning conference in 2016
    Vic

    OPA Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 information session

    The Office of the Public Advocate is holding an information session for professionals in the health and allied services sectors on 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.

    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
  • 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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    Discussing End of Life - Workshops for Nurses, Care Coordinators, GPs and Carers (TAS)

    This workshop, held near Launceston, includes interactive group discussions and practical learning based on case scenarios and having discussions of concerns and wishes for end of life care.

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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

    Our one day workshop in November will improve your skills and confidence in these important 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

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

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    Advance care planning in primary care free education sessions (WA)

    Decision Assist in partnership with Cancer Council WA is offering a series of free education sessions which will improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of those working in primary care to initiate advance care conversations.

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    Advance care planning and palliative care for primary care providers (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 September will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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    Do you have a story to tell about advance care planning?

    We are looking for participants to interview for a collection of case studies that show examples of how advance care planning has made a positive difference to a person's care outcomes.

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    Champions of change – advance care planning mentoring pilot

    Applications to participate in the Champions of change – advance care planning mentoring program are now closed.

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

    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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    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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  • Grandfather and grandson discussing advance care planning.

    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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  • Doctor and patient discussing advance care planning.

    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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    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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