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119560 - Advance care planning for general practice

  • : Online

This 60-minute online activity is designed to assist general practitioners (GPs) 0in identifying patients for whom advance care planning (ACP) would be appropriate and implementing it with these patients. It also aims to clarify state and territory differences in terminology and law to avoid confusion, which could potentially undermine your practice's confidence in implementing ACP processes.

Relevance to General Practice

Advance care planning (ACP) allows competent patients to express their wishes for future health care and medical treatment in case of loss of capacity. Not only does it give the patient peace of mind, but it takes the decision-making burden from healthcare professionals and family members at a difficult time. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) believes that general practitioners (GPs) are well positioned to initiate and promote ACP due to the ongoing and trusted relationships they build with their patients. The RACGP would like to see ACP incorporated into routine general practice.

Learning outcomes
  • develop a systematic process within your general practice to identify patients who might benefit from advance care planning
  • explain what advance care planning is and the principles behind it
  • identify at least three patient types who might benefit from advance care planning
  • develop two strategies for introducing the topic to patients
  • outline the criteria that determine a patient’s mental capacity to execute an advance care directive
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    119560 - Advance care planning for general practice
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