Resources for Health Professionals

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Australia provides education for health professionals and information for individuals/family/carers. It also provides links to resources and forms.

In August 2022, the WA Department of Health launched their new guides to Advance Care Planning in Western Australia. These resources include guides, formal documents, videos and translated resources. There are specific resources for health professionals and for consumers:

For queries and to order free advance care planning resources:

The WA Public Advocate provides information and forms for Enduring Power of Guardianship and Enduring Power of Attorney. They also provide help with Wills along with the Citizen Advice Bureau.

Health care workers can also telephone Advance Care Planning Australia with their advance care planning questions, 9am – 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday on 1300 208 582

Palliative Care

  • Palliative Care WA  is WA’s peak body for palliative care.
  • ​End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC)provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.
  • Caresearch provides research based information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care. 
  • palliAGED provides palliative care evidence and practice resources for aged care.

Journal Articles

  1. Compassionate Communities and end of life care
  2. Compassionate communities: end-of-life care as everyone’s responsibility
  3. Palliative Care the new essentials
  4. Reducing emergency hospital admissions: a population health complex intervention of an enhanced model of primary care and compassionate communities
  5. “We are all in this together”: Building capacity for a community-centred approach to caring, dying and grieving in Australia
  6. The Compassionate Communities Connectors model for end-of-life care: a community and health service partnership in Western Australia
  7. Supporting the dying is a community responsibility

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