Advance Care Planning for Practice Nurses

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Margaret Boyd Education Centre

Dixon Street

Wangaratta, VIC 3677

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Presenter: Dr Margi Gould, GP Educator & Decision Assist ACP Trainer

Advance Care Planning (ACP) supports people's preferences for future healthcare being known and respected if they can no longer communicate their wishes. There is significant evidence of the benefits of, and need for, ACP. This need is growing given Australia's ageing population, the increasing proportion of people expected to die from chronic progressive illnesses and the evolution of healthcare from 'cure' to management of chronic and incurable conditions and frailty. In this context, planning for decisions about what future health care and treatments a person would or would not want is crucial.

Practically, ACP assists people to consider, discuss and document:
Their goals, values and preferences regarding future healthcare, including:

  • what would be an unacceptable outcome and
  • any treaments they would or would not want

Their choice of substitute decision maker (SDM) should they become incapable of making decisions about their healthcare

In recognition of the need for advance care planning in primary care, a key focus is on up-skilling general practice clinicians.

This session will support practice nurses to engage in advance care planning with their patients.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain the value of, and need for, ACP
  • Develop a system for identifying patients for whom ACP discussions are indicated
  • Exercise the skills required to conduct an ACP discussion
  • Incorporate Advance Care Planning in your practice


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Wangaratta, VIC 3677

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