Meeting individual care needs

Understanding your cultural beliefs and the cultural needs and preferences of those you care for is important when placing the person at the centre of their care.

For everyone

The Advance Care Planning Australia website provides useful resources and outlines the roles and responsibilities of health professionals in advance care planning. They also have free training and education resources to help you develop skills.

Baptist care SA have developed the My Choices resource to facilitate end of life support. You can download a pdf or word documents from the website for people to fill in information including: My personal contacts, my personal administration, my health, my care, my death.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

If you would like to learn more about making advance care plans with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, see the Discussing Choices video from Palliative care Australia.

Discussing Choices video

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

To help CALD individuals to make plans for their end-of-life care, visit Advance Care Planning Australia's website for resources in different languages. 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

The MOSIAC: LGBTI Aged Care app is a practical tool that can be downloaded from the Uniting website. Designed to empower LGBTI people the app contains resources for them and their partners, families of choice, aged care workers and service providers. The aim is to provide resources to make informed choices and receive safe inclusive care.

A more comprehensive list of care preference resources is available.

Last updated 02 August 2021