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As our community ages and experiences multiple health issues, it becomes increasingly important to provide care in line with a person’s wishes.

Aged care workers and general practitioners can provide care that is patient-centred and is delivered in line with a person’s goals, beliefs and preferences – particularly as people age and become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions.

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Effective 12 March 2018

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 enshrines advance care directives in law. It goes into effect 12 March 2018. Vist Health.vic for a guide, summary, and FAQ to learn more about the Act.

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Upcoming events

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    Applications for the National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study open to general practices nationally

    The National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study is underway, but applications from general practices may still be considered.

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    Advance care planning in primary care free education sessions (WA)

    Decision Assist in partnership with Cancer Council WA is offering a series of free education sessions which will improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of those working in primary care to initiate advance care conversations.

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    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers (VIC)

    Our one day workshop in November will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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Projects

Linkages project

Decision Assist strengthens partnerships between health and aged care services to improve end-of-life care for older Australians.

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