The WA Department of Health’s End-of-Life Care Program (EOLCP) undertook broad sector consultation on the development of the new AHD and resources before they were launched by the Minister for Health, the Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson, on 4 August 2022.
PaSCE with the support of the WA Department of Health EOLCP are delivering 5 brief & accessible webinars. These sessions will include a case study and discussions with sector experts.
There will be the opportunity for Q&A during the live webinar.
Health Service Providers – All Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Facility Managers, Pastoral Care Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, Social Workers
The revised AHD enables individuals to include their values and preferences, in addition to treatment decisions, it combines tick box and free text questions and includes consent to medical research. There are a range of new resources including guides, brochures, webpages and informational videos.
Health professionals can better understand their roles and responsibilities in supporting people through the process of advance care planning with the Health Professional Guide to Advance Care Planning in WA. Consumers can access the Guide to Making an Advance Health Directive in WA, including an example of a completed AHD and relatable vignettes.
These sessions are designed to raise awareness of the importance of advance care planning, solidify what you will need to know and the impact on your practice.