Advance Care Planning - Resources - Residential Aged Care


Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Australia

The Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) website offers animations and free webinars and has a section for health and care workers including information on:

  • What do I need to know about advance care planning?
  • What is my role?
  • Legal implications
  • Advance care planning in various settings
  • How do I start the conversation?
  • Help someone start a plan

The ACPA website also provides broad information and resources related to advance care planning.  Here are additional quick links from the ACPA website:

  • Links to resources on advanced care planning in palliative care
  • ACP summary for healthcare professionals
  • Advance care planning case studies to assist with ACP learning and provide examples on how to start talking about advance care planning with clients and their families.
  • Information and forms on advance care plan documents for Australian states and territories.
ACP Talk

ACP Talk is a website designed to raise community awareness of advance care planning and for health professionals conducting advance care planning with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. ACP Talk was developed in conjunction with Australian religious and cultural leaders and organisations and aims to support conversations sensitive to the religious and cultural values and beliefs of all Australians.

Information provided includes: background and beliefs, practices, disclosure of medical prognosis and advice on having an advance care planning conversation for various religions/faiths or cultures.  There are a range of short informational videos available as well about advance care planning with some videos in several community languages.

Leading Age Services Australia Ltd (LASA)

LASA developed a resource called “Making Choices for Life”. One of the learning modules is on Advance Care Directives: Supporting an individual client’s preferences for quality of life choices, applying an ethical-legal framework.  The module includes a short educational video and a factsheet . (191kb pdf)

ELDAC Legal Toolkit

The Legal Toolkit provides practical information about the law at end of life for the aged care sector.

Page updated 19 November 2018