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Information for health professionals

The following links provide useful information and resources for health professionals about:

Advance care planning for adults

Advance care planning for children and young people under 18 years

  • Children and young people under 18 can participate in advance care planning discussions and complete values-based advance care planning documents; however, in Queensland, a person needs to be 18 years or older before they can complete an Advance Health Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney document
  • The following advance care planning documents may be useful:
    • My Wishes (for children)
    • Voicing My Choices (for adolescents)
    • A Queensland Paediatric Statement of Choices Form is currently under development

The Paediatric Palliative Care Service in Children's Health Queensland can also help with advance care planning. They can be contacted by phone: (07) 3068 4699 or email: ppcs@health.qld.gov.au.

  • The Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria have developed a very helpful policy paper, framework and discussion guide on advance care planning. This has been designed for healthcare professionals working with children who have life-limiting conditions and their families, to help them to have advance care planning conversations. There is also a very helpful App called "Thinking Ahead" produced by The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.

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Last updated 2 July 2020
Last reviewed 2 July 2020

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