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Advance Care Planning

To ensure that a patient’s physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs are met, a health care professional must take the time to become familiar with their values and end of life wishes. Click here to be directed to the advance care planning page for useful resources and websites.

Documents and Tools for Health Professionals

CPG Advance Care Planning Guidelines

The purpose of advance care planning guidelines is to support clinical staff to “have the conversation” with clients and caregivers about end of life decision making, engage clients and their families in decisions about their care and help them to undertake advance care planning.

Click here to view the CPG Advance Care Planning Guidelines.


Care Plan for the Dying Person

The Care Plan for the Dying Person – Victoria was developed by the Victorian End-of-Life Care Coordinating Program (VEC) and has been endorsed by The International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying Person.

The Care Plan aims to ensure that a dying person and those identified as important to them experience a coordinated person-centred approach to care regardless of their diagnosis or healthcare setting. The Care Plan supports a model of care that combines frequent assessments, critical thinking, individualised care planning, shared decision-making and continuous review to ensure the focus of care is on the dying person and those close to them. It is informed by an evidence-based framework that supports care delivery in the last days of life, compliant with Australian** and International*** Quality Standards

Click here to view the Care Plan for the Dying Person

Click here to view the Health Professional USER GUIDE

Click here to view the Family Member and Friends Information Brochure

Click here  to view the Medication Guideline Algorithm

Click here for a list of useful resources and websites