National framework for advance care planning documents

Do you ever need to help patients with advance care planning documents or facilitate conversations around this topic?

Advance care planning is a process of planning for future health and personal care where a person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known. This information can guide decision-making if that person is later unable to make or communicate their preferences.

‘Advance care planning documents’ is a catch-all term to include documents that result from advance care planning. This includes Advance Care Directives and Advance Care Plans.

A new framework has been released to help guide health practitioners around this sensitive subject. Visit the Department of Health website to download the National Framework for Advance Care Planning Documents.

The framework will assist you in the consistent use and application of advance care planning documents within the context of agreed national principles and practice.

The framework has been developed through consultations with state/territory health departments, PHNs, local health districts, peak bodies, Commonwealth agencies, legal, health and palliative care sector experts.

If you have any queries, email: [email protected]

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