Making an Advance Care Directive - form and information booklet :In this package you will find an Advance Care Directive form for your patients to complete and an Information Booklet to help your patients complete their Advance Care Directive.   

Fold-out brochure and Print at home info sheet: A fold-out brochure introducing advance care planning for your patients and print at home info sheet is available.

HETI eLearning module: Supporting Health Professionals in Advance Care Planning and End of Life (SHAPE) Conversations The module provides a step by step communication framework for conducting effective end of life conversations with patients, families and carers. The module is available to staff from health facilities outside NSW Health through the GEM platform. Login or register for an account at GEM.

Dignity, Respect and Choice: Advance care planning for end of life for people with mental illness - a comprehensive guide :This guide supports health professionals, with the complex issues which might arise around advance care planning for end of life for people with mental illness.  

Dignity, Respect and Choice: an introductory guide to support people with mental illness, their family and carers, with the complex and diverse issues which might arise around advance care planning for end of life is also available and has been translated.  

End of Life Decisions, the Law and Clinical Practice Website:This is a resource for health care professionals containing comprehensive information about the law in NSW, advance care planning and end of life decision making. The site also contains guidance and contacts for health professionals seeking further information and advice on medico legal issues. The site will strengthen health care professional's knowledge about the law in NSW to facilitate lawful decision making and support patient involvement in end of life choices. 

NSW Department of Justice Capacity Toolkit  : Information for government and community workers, professionals, families and carers in New South Wales.

Guardianship Division of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal

NSW Trustee & Guardian

Appointment of Enduring Guardian Form and information

Agency for Clinical Innovation Palliative Care Network : The Agency for Clinical Innovation is working to drive continuous improvement in palliative and end of life care for all people approaching or reaching the end of their life in NSW.

Clinical Excellence Commission's Last days of Life Program: Established by the Clinical Excellence Commission, plays an important role in the introduction of a state-wide approach to end of life care that ensures all patients who die under our care benefit from a consistent approach to individualised end of life care. 

National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care:The consensus statement was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and was endorsed by Australian Health Ministers in May 2015. It provides guidance for health services to develop their own systems for delivering safe, timely and high quality end-of-life care in a way that is tailored to their population, resources and available personnel, whilst being in-line with relevant jurisdictional or other programs. Additional resources supporting the consensus statement can be found on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website.

RACGP: Advance care planning :The Royal Australia College of General Practitioners website has helpful information and resources for general practitioners.

​​For further information on current policy and guidelines, visit Policy Directives and Guidelines. ​​​

Current as at: Wednesday 10 March 2021