What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning involves talking about your values and the type of health care you would want to receive if you became seriously ill or injured and were unable to say what you want.
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Policy directives and guidelines

A list of relevant end of life policy documents applicable to the NSW Health system. Policy documents are issued by the Ministry of Health through the Policy Distribution System.
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Patients, families and carers

Information, tools and resources on advance care planning for patients, families and carers.
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Action plan

The Advance Planning for Quality Care at End of Life:
Action Plan 2013–2018 provides the way forward for NSW Health implementing Advance Care Planning in the NSW public health system. The Final Report on the Action Plan is now available.
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Other information

The Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Newsletter and other information in the form of publications and presentations.
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Access procedures for ACDs/ACPs on My Health Record

NSW Health staff must only access My Health Record if this access is required in order to fulfil the duties of their role in providing healthcare.

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End of life committee

The NSW End of Life Implementation Advisory Committee provides leadership in end of life care in NSW. Members are drawn from within NSW Health and from other NSW Government agencies and non-government organisations.
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Page Updated: Tuesday 11 February 2020