This Action Plan provides the way forward for NSW Health implementing advance care planning in the NSW public health system over the next 5 years. It also identifies strategic partnerships with other government agencies and sectors to improve this aspect of planning for end of life care in primary, acute and aged care settings. This Action Plan seeks to normalise Advance Care Planning and improve end of life care by integrating patients’ wishes into the management of chronic life-limiting illness. It seeks to ensure that patients are provided with care consistent with their wishes, within therapeutic limits, always focused on quality symptom management and best practice.
The NSW End of Life Implementation Advisory Committee
The NSW End of Life Implementation Advisory Committee was established in October 2013 to provide leadership in end of life care in NSW. The Committee is co-chaired by the Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Health and the Chief Executive, Agency for Clinical Innovation. Members are drawn from within NSW Health and from other NSW Government agencies and non-government organisations.
Date of Publication:
11 July 2013
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