Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of thinking about and discussing healthcare interventions and lifestyle choices in advance. The process of ACP supports self-determination, provides insight into what an individual values and what they would consider unbearable – vital information to guide healthcare and lifestyle decision-making should the individual be unable to speak for themselves.
Tools for Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning brochure
Provides an outline and rationale for Advance Care Planning, definition of terms Advance Care Directive, Advance Care Planning, Person Responsible, Capacity in addition to FAQs and links to additional information.
Poster series promoting Advance Care Planning for everyone, variety of images (age, gender, culture), signpost to more information.
poster 5 (414 KB)
Advance Care Planning community workbook
Provides a structure to promote and support discussions, includes activities to assist in the selection of a substitute decision-maker and ACD/ACP template.
Anyone who is interested in running ACP training with clients and their carers will find the ACP facilitator's resource of interest. This resource contains helpful hints, session plans, and detailed bibliography based on CSU research into Advance Care Planning.
ACP facilitators resource
Primary health providers and community agencies on the Central Coast have partnered to raise awareness of the importance of Advance Care Planning for all. More information and a range of Advance Care Planning tools can be found on the Medicare Local hosted Planning what I want site.
Planning what I want