Advanced Care Planning

Advanced Care Planning and Statement of Choices

Advanced care planning is a routine part of a person’s health care and particularly so now with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Should you become infected, knowing your preferences for future medical treatment will be an important element of your health care.

Your values and decisions about your health care should be discussed openly and documented so that your health care preferences can be respected at a time when you cannot voice your decisions. 

Advanced Care Planning Australia provides information and resources that will assist you. https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au  The website offers a range of free resources including conversation startersfree email info pack and thought-provoking video.

Statement of Choices form

Resources:

Advanced care planning factsheet https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/docs/default-source/acpa-resource-library/acpa-fact-sheets/acpa_individuals-factsheet-online_aug2018.pdf?sfvrsn=18

Advanced Health Directive form (Qld) https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/power-of-attorney-and-advance-health-directive/resource/6a3af073-cdba-4b82-8de7-eabe65950c24

Advanced Care Planning forms (Qld) https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/acp/queensland-advance-care-planning-forms

Acute Resuscitation Plan (Qld) https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/resources/arp