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AACQA

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

ABS  

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACAT

Aged Care Assessment Team

ACD  

Advance Care Directive

ACFI

Aged Care Funding Instrument

ACGB

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

ACN

Australian College of Nursing

ACP 

Advance Care Planning

ACPA

Advance Care Planning Australia

ACPCWG

Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group

ACQSC

Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

ACCRM

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

ACSA

Aged and Community Services Australia

ACSQHC

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ACWIC

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

AHHA

Australia Healthcare and Hospitals Association

AHPA

Allied Health Professions Australia

AHPRA

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

AHW

Aboriginal Health Worker

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AMA

Australian Medical Association

AN-ACC

Australian National Aged Care Classification

ANF

Australian Nursing Federation

AN-SNAP

Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient

ANZPPCRG

Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Palliative Care Reference Group

ANZSPM

Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine

APHN

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network

APNA

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

ARC

Australian Research Council

ATSI

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

BMI

Body Mass Index

CALD

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CAM

Complementary and Alternative Medicines

CDM

Chronic Disease Management

CHA

Catholic Health Australia

CHF

Consumers Health Forum

CHSP

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

CPCRE

Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CRANA

Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia

DoH

Department of Health

DVA

Department of Veterans' Affairs

EACH

Extended Aged Care at Home

EACHD

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia

EBM

Evidence-Based Medicine

EBP

Evidence-Based Practice

ELDAC

End of Life Directions for Aged Care

EN

Enrolled Nurse

EOL

End of Life

FECCA

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia

FU

Flinders University

GP

General Practitioner

HCP

Home Care Package

HRQoL

Health-related quality of life

IADL

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

IAHPC

International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IPL

Interprofessional Learning

IT

Information Technology

LASA

Leading Age Services Australia

LGBTI

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MSOAP

Medical Specialists Outreach Assistance Program

NAATSIHWP

National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners

NACCHIO

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

NAT-C

Needs Assessment Tool for Carers of People with Advanced Cancer

NAT-CC

Needs Assessment Tool for Carers of People with a Chronic Condition

NFRC

National Federation Reform Council

NGO

Non-Government Organisation

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

NICS

National Institute of Clinical Studies

NP

Nurse Practitioner

NPCP

National Palliative Care Projects

NPS

National Prescribing Service (NPS) MedicineWise

NSAP

National Standards Assessment PRogram

NSW

New South Wales

NT

Northern Territory

OATSIH

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OT

Occupational Therapist

PaCCSC

Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative

PBAC

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PCA

Palliative Care Australia

PEPA

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

PHN

Primary Health Network

PN

Practice Nurse

QALY

Quality-Adjusted-Life-Year

QI

Quality Improvement

QLD

Queensland

QoL

Quality of Life

QUM

Quality Use of Medicines

QuoCCA

Quality of Care Collaborative for Australia in Paediatric Palliative Care

QUT

Queensland University of Technology

RAC

Residential Aged Care

RACF

Residential Aged Care Facility

RACGP

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

RCNA

Royal College of Nursing Australia

RePaDD

Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying

RN

Registered Nurse

SA

South Australia

SDM

Substitute Decision-Maker

SEIFA

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

SPCS

Specialist Palliative Care Service

TAS

Tasmania

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

UTS

University of Technology Sydney

VAD

Voluntary Assisted Dying

VIC

Victoria

WA

Western Australia

WHO

World Health Organisation

WPCA

Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance

Page updated 12 July 2021