The Respecting Patient Choices (RPC) Program supports advance care planning. It began in 2002 as a pilot program at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, and has since been extended to a number of health services and communities in Victoria, and implemented at one lead hospital in each state and territory. The expansion has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, and the Victorian Government Department of Human Services.
Summary of Implementation
||The Canberra Hospital
||John Hunter Hospital
||Royal Darwin Hospital
||The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
||Royal Hobart Hospital
Some of these sites have also begun expanding advance care planning in their local communities.
|Community Specialist Palliative Care (Banksia and Melbourne CityMission)
|South West Healthcare (Warnambool, Hamilton, Portland)
Most of the Victorian sites have expanded implementation to a number of residential aged care facilities. The largest is Austin Health with an evaluation of RPC in 17 aged care facilities in the Austin area between 2003-2005.
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Last updated 17 January 2017