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.

COTA WA is the peak body for older Australians in WA. They have produced the Goodbye Guide.

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

Published research articles can be found here.

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