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Palliative Care National & State Documents

Below are National and State document that have been produced to assist with Palliative Care in Australia.

Parliament passes Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses.  The final report sets out the Panel’s recommendations for a safe and compassionate voluntary assisted dying framework for Victoria. It follows from the Panel’s interim report, released in May, which outlined the key themes that have arisen from the consultation process with stakeholders. The proposed framework provides access to voluntary assisted dying for a limited number of adult Victorians who are at the end of their lives and suffering.

Click here to be directed to the Victorian State Government website.

Advance care planning: have the conversation. A strategy for Victorian health
services 2014–2018

The Victorian Advance care planning strategy 2014-18 is relevant to everyone, but this strategy has a particular focus on people who are most likely to benefit from support to articulate their wishes for care at the end of their lives

Click here to view the Advance care planning: have the conversation.

Palliative Care National Standards Factsheet

End of Life Care and the NSQHS Standards

The End of Life Care and the NSQHS Standards fact sheet can help your organisation to provide evidence to meet some requirements in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Click here to view the End of Life Care and the NSQHS Standards National factsheet.

National Consensus Statement Essential Elements for safe high quality end of life care

The purpose of the National Consensus Statement Essential Elements for safe high quality end of life care document is to describe the elements that are essential for delivering safe and high-quality end-of-life care in Australia. The Consensus Statement sets out suggested practice for the provision of end of life care in settings where acute care is provided.

Click here to view the National Consensus Statement Essential Elements for safe high quality end of life care.

Palliative Care Auditor Generals Report April 2015

This Palliative Care Audit has made 12 recommendations to address the major issues identified in palliative care.

Click here to view the Palliative Care Auditor Generals Report.

Palliative Care-Services in Australia 2014

The Palliative Care-Services in Australia 2014 report provides detailed information on the national response to the palliative care needs of Australians, using a range of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and other data sources.

Click here to view the Palliative Care-Services in Australia 2014 report.

A summary of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 provides a framework for making decisions about medical treatment when people do not have capacity to make their own decisions.

The Act is part of a broader shift towards empowering and supporting people to make their own treatment decisions.

Click here to view the summary of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act.

Simplifying medical treatment decision making and advance care planning

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will provide a comprehensive legislative framework to ensure that people are empowered to make decisions about how they want to receive care, including through an advance care directive.

Click here to view the Simplifying medical treatment decision making and advance care planning act.

Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework 2016

This end of life and palliative care framework requires the healthcare, human services, social and community sectors to connect and work together to develop innovative new strategies to deliver care. Importantly, the framework redefines end of life care and guides providers across all sectors to take responsibility for delivering high-quality end of life care. Click here to view Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework 2016.

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