Advance care planning training and resources

Important information

  • Health Professional Guide to Advance Care Planning in WA (PDF 1.5MB) Health professional guide to advance care planning in Western Australia. Features two people talking in one bubble and a picture of a clinician in another. Title of the document is white on a blue to purple gradient
    A detailed guide outlining the role health professionals can play in supporting people through the advance care planning process.
  • The Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (external site)
    The Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 provides a legislative basis for people to plan for how personal, lifestyle and treatment decisions should be made on their behalf in the future if they are unable to make reasonable judgments about these matters for themselves. The Regulations (external site) were amended in July 2022 and include a revised Advance Health Directive form that:
    • includes the individual’s values and preferences, in addition to treatment decisions
    • combines tick box and free text questions
    • provides more guidance and examples
    • includes consent to medical research.
  • Hierarchy of treatment decision-makers (PDF 1.6MB)
    When seeking a treatment decision for a person who lacks the capacity to make their own judgements, health professionals must follow a set order of decision-makers, as specified in Section 110ZJ and 110ZD of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (the Act). This is summarised by the Hierarchy of treatment decision-makers.

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Education sessions
Date Organisation About Register
27 September
1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

More dates TBC

Palliative Care WA Advance Care Planning Community Workshops (free).

Contact PCWA to book a face-to-face or online workshop.
Register (external site)
28 September 
8.30 am to 9.30 am 
WAGPET webinar  An overview of the role of health professionals in advance care planning including an update on the revised Advance Health Directive and new advance care planning resources.  

This webinar is open to WAGPET members only.
Register (external site)
29 September
2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
PaSCE webinar
Generalist session 
PaSCE with the support of the WA Department of Health EOLCP are delivering brief and accessible webinars. These sessions will include a case study and discussions with sector experts.

This generalist session will be presented by Grace Buchanan, a Registered Nurse, trained Midwife and health educator who has worked in many areas of Palliative Care over the last 35 Years in Western Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Register (external site)
12 October
5.30 pm to 6.15 pm
PaSCE webinar
Primary and community health session
PaSCE with the support of the WA Department of Health EOLCP are delivering brief and accessible webinars. These sessions will include a case study and discussions with sector experts.

This session is for those working in primary and community health and will be presented by Grace Buchanan, a Registered Nurse, trained Midwife and health educator who has worked in many areas of Palliative Care over the last 35 Years in Western Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Register (external site)
13 October 
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
RACGP webinar
WA Advance Health Directive update and the role of GPs in advance care planning

Join GPs, Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith and Dr Cory Lei for an update on the changes to the WA AHD and the role of GPs in advance care planning, including supporting patients to prepare AHDs. The webinar will also cover the updated Advance Care Planning WA HealthPathway and practical tips for GPs.

Delivered in partnership with RACGP and the WA Department of Health.
Register (external site)
27 October 
1.30 pm to 2.15 pm
PaSCE webinar
Health Service Provider session
PaSCE with the support of the WA Department of Health EOLCP are delivering brief and accessible webinars. These sessions will include a case study and discussions with sector experts.

This session is for Health Service Providers and will be presented by Grace Buchanan, a Registered Nurse, trained Midwife and health educator who has worked in many areas of Palliative Care over the last 35 Years in Western Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Register (external site)
10 November 
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
PaSCE webinar
General Practice session
PaSCE with the support of the WA Department of Health EOLCP are delivering brief and accessible webinars. These sessions will include a case study and discussions with sector experts.

This session is for General Practice and will be presented by Grace Buchanan, a Registered Nurse, trained Midwife and health educator who has worked in many areas of Palliative Care over the last 35 Years in Western Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Register (external site)
23 November 
1.30 pm to 2.15 pm
PaSCE webinar
Aged care session
PaSCE with the support of the WA Department of Health EOLCP are delivering brief and accessible webinars. These sessions will include a case study and discussions with sector experts.

This session is for those working in aged care and will be presented by Grace Buchanan, a Registered Nurse, trained Midwife and health educator who has worked in many areas of Palliative Care over the last 35 Years in Western Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Register (external site)

Where to get help

Last reviewed: 20-10-2021
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