Communication for ACP - Guidelines for end-of-life care and decision making
These guidelines set out a process for reaching end-of-life decisions. This process promotes communication among the treating team and with patients and families, supports compassionate and appropriate treatment decisions, fairness, and seeks to safeguard both patients and health professionals. It suggests strategies to reduce or prevent conflict regarding these decisions.
Ref: NSW Department of Health. Guidelines for end-of-life care and decision making. North Sydney: NSW Department of Health; 2005. (308kb pdf)
From: NSW Department of Health
Links and resources - Documents for ACP, by state / territory
Each state and territory has its own local policies about ACP. They include forms for advance directives, policy documents, and information about the legal aspects of ACP for each state and territory.
From: Advanced Care Planning Australia
Making an advance care plan
You can find information about making an advance care plan. This is a planning process that lets other people know in advance your wishes about healthcare if you ever become too unwell to make decisions or speak for yourself.
Ref: Advance Care Planning Australia. The advance care planning process [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 11].
From: Advance Care Planning Australia
Last updated 14 January 2021