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.
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 21 April 2020