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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.

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Last updated 12 April 2021
Last reviewed 2 July 2020

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