Educational resources

Improving your skills

We provide advance care planning education and resources for primary care. Decision Assist focusses on improving the skills of aged care workers, general practice nurses and general practitioners. Our aim is to help you provide advance care planning and support palliative care patients.

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    ACP Learning

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    ACP Learning is a national eLearning hub to support aged care workers, health professionals and consumers learn more about advance care planning, addressing introductions, conversations, planning legal implications and more.

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    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning (ACP), how ACP can benefit your clients, and ways you can integrate ACP into their care.

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    Advance care planning – how to

    Decision Assist

    Understand how to recognise when an ACP discussion is relevant, be able to talk about ACP in general terms with your clients and know where to access further resources.

  • Articles & Publications

    Advance care planning guide for General Practice

    Decision Assist

    A guide to triggers and conversation starters for advance care planning discussions.

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    The advance care planning conversation (ACP) conversation: a 5 step general practice guide

    Decision Assist

    The ACP conversation broken down in to five parts for general practitioners.

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    Frequently asked questions for general practice on advance care planning

    Decision Assist

    A list of questions and answers for general practitioners on advance care planning.

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    Communication at the end of life - Meeting the needs of the family

    Decision Assist

    Increase your confidence in communicating with family members around death and dying. Develop an increased awareness of the psycho-social support needs of family members at the end of life.

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    Under-treated pain - Effective pain management for people with dementia

    Decision Assist

    Increase your understanding of prevalence of pain for a person with dementia and barriers for under treatment. Learn strategies and tools to identify and assess pain in people with dementia.

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News and events

ACP workshops and seminars

Find out more about the latest advance care planning news and events, including how to register to secure your place at our upcoming workshops and seminars.

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