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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 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.

Other related resources

Advance Care Planning Forum

2024 National Advance Care Planning Week Virtual Forum

Registration are now open for the 2024 Virtual Forum, to be held from Monday 18 March to Thursday 21 March.

This event is suitable for health professionals located in Queensland working across hospital, community, aged care and research settings.  

Detailed information about the Virtual Forum, speakers and topics is available on the Event registration page.

All sessions will be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams. 

2022 session recordings

2021 presentations

Last updated 24 January 2024
Last reviewed 24 January 2024