Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences?

To help answer this question, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is leading ground-breaking research about Advance Care Directives (ACDs) in health care services to evaluate how well an individual’s clinical care plan aligns with their documented personal preferences.

ACPA is inviting GP clinics, hospitals and residential aged care providers to take part and help build a national picture of ACD prevalence. Following a successful pilot study last year, the research involves auditing the health records of people aged 65 and over to determine the prevalence of ACDs and other advance care planning documentation.

Applications close Thursday 26 July 2018.

Why get involved?

ACPA will send participating organisations a customised report presenting their results benchmarked against other de-identified participants. This will show how well advance care planning is being implemented within their service and help identify areas for improvement. Organisations that participate in future rounds of data collection will be able to track their progress over time.

Click here to find out more and apply now.

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