Advance care planning
Advance care planning is a “process of reflection, discussion and communication that enables a person to plan for their future medical treatment and other care, for a time when they are not competent to make, or communicate, decisions for themselves” (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners). A key step in advance care planning is to establish how the patient would like decisions to be made about their care if they were too unwell to speak for themselves.
General Practice Nurse
A general practice nurse is a registered nurse or an enrolled nurse who is employed by, or whose services are otherwise retained by, a general practice. (APNA)