This post has expired! It was posted more than 90 days ago.
<- Back

162448 - Advance Care Planning- One Day Workshops

  • : Online


This training is relevant to those working in acute health services, aged care, primary care, palliative care and the community. 

Topics will include: 

-What is Advance Care Planning? 
-Benefits of Advance Care Planning 
-The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 
-Legal implications of Advance Care Planning 
-Culturally and linguistically diverse populations and Advance Care Planning
-Advance Care Planning conversations 
-Information of new Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation Act 2017

Relevance to General Practice

On 12 March 2018, The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 commenced. The Act allows Victorians to create a legally binding advance care directive which will give them the opportunity to make decisions for future medical conditions. 

The process of advance care planning informs and empowers patients to have a say about their current and future treatment. It can also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in surviving relatives (Deterina et al., 2010). 

The most common barrier to advance care planning is the availability of competent and confident trained staff to discuss advance care planning with patients (Deterina et al., 2010). 

Knowledge enhancement of GP’s and other health professionals will increase the number of individuals receiving the right care, in the right place, at the right time (Myers, Oommen & Yates, 2009).

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss Advance Care Planning with patients and their carers/families appropriately and clearly
  • Utilize Advance Care Directives documentation
  • Develop an approach to referring patients to Palliative Care Services
  • Appropriately discuss requests from patients for information about or access to Voluntary Assisted Dying
  • Delivery
    162448 - Advance Care Planning- One Day Workshops
    6.5 hours
    Start Date
    CPD Points
    6.5 hours
    Contact Phone
    Log in into view this field.
    Location Map View Map