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...
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.
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.
Prospective multicentre cross-sectional audit among older Australians accessing health and residential aged care services: Protocol for a national advance care directive prevalence study
This study aims to determine the prevalence of ACDs in records of older people in Australian hospitals, aged care facilities and general practices.
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.
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.
This paper looks particularly at the challenges involved in promoting individual autonomy - supporting individuals to make informed choices about future medical interventions.
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.