Advance care directives

Advance care planning
Advance directives
Advance health directives
Advance medical directives
Journal article

Advance care directive prevalence among older Australians and associations with person-level predictors and quality indicators

Advance care planning (ACP) and related medical treatment legislation enable individuals to maintain choice and control over their health-care decisions in the event they lose decision-making capacity in the future.The ultimate goal of ACP is that people receive medical care that is consistent with their...
Journal article

Organisational and advance care planning program characteristics associated with advance care directive completion

This study provides new evidence regarding organisational and advance care planning program characteristics associated with the prevalence of one or more advance care directives at the point-of-care for older Australians in health and residential aged care services.

Securing their future: planning for the future when you care for a person with disability

This guide is written for parents, relatives or significant others in the lives of Victorian adults who do not have capacity to make some decisions, or who may need support to make some decisions. It has been created to help carers ensure the person they...

Prevalence of advance care planning documentation in Australian health and residential aged care services report 2019

This study identifies a number of important findings relating to advance care planning document uptake relevant to policy makers, health and residential aged care service providers and workforce, palliative care services, researchers, and the general public.
Journal article

Doctors’ perspectives on adhering to advance care directives when making medical decisions for patients: an Australian interview study

This study uncovers the complexity and difficulty experienced by doctors when enacting Advance Care Directives (ACDs) and the deep conflict in weighing up whether to follow a patient directive.
Briefing paper

Advance care planning in Australia

This paper provides a high-level description of the components of advance care planning, an overview of the practices in each state and territory, and a brief explanation of advance care planning as it relates to aged care.

Improving advance medical directives: lessons from Quebec

This paper looks particularly at the challenges involved in promoting individual autonomy - supporting individuals to make informed choices about future medical interventions.

My life, my choice

This inquiry found that the current lawful options available to people experiencing grievous and irremediable suffering at end of life are inadequate, and can be exceptionally difficult for the dying person and for their family and friends.

Advance care planning in aged care: a guide to support implementation in community and residential settings

This guide provides information to assist aged care providers, particularly managers and senior staff, in implementing advance care planning.