The End-of-Life Care Program is seeking input into the development of a guide to accompany the revised WA Advance Health Directive (AHD). The AHD Guide will instruct people on how to complete the new AHD.
Community consultation about the development of the new AHD Guide will occur from 29 November 2021 to 17 December 2021. Anyone with an interest or involvement in advance care planning is invited to participate.
An AHD is a legal document that enables an individual to make decisions about their future health treatments and end of life care. The new AHD Form and Guide are being developed following the recommendations from the My Life, My Choice Report and the subsequent Ministerial Expert Panel report on Advance Health Directives.
The new AHD Form and Guide are due to be released in 2022.
Have your say:
- Online survey – opening soon
The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be open from Monday 29 November until Friday 17 December 2021. Please visit health.wa.gov.au/AHDconsult for more information about online survey.
- Consultation workshops – registrations are open now.
The workshops offer an opportunity for stakeholders to review the Guide, have face-to-face discussions and provide feedback into the development of the new AHD Guide.
There are a range of workshops for specific groups, register or learn more via the links below:
- Consumers and carers: individuals and peak bodies
Monday 29 November, 9.30am – 11.30am
- Aged care and community services
Tuesday 30 November, 9.30am – 11.30am
- Youth 18 – 35 years
Tuesday 30 November, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
- Open workshop for all individuals
Wednesday 1 December, 9.30am – 11.30am
- Regional, rural and remote health professionals
Thursday 2 December, 9.30am – 11.30am
- People with disabilities
Thursday 2 December, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Monday 6 December, 10.00am – 12.00pm
- Regional, rural and remote health consumers
Monday 6 December, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Health professionals – including GPs and clinical staff
Tuesday 7 December, 7.30am – 9.30am
Targeted consultations will be held for people from Aboriginal communities.
Please visit health.wa.gov.au/AHDconsult for more information about the consultation workshops and online survey.
For information about these workshops, other queries or if you would like to have input but are unable to participate in the available consultation options, please contact the Advance Care Planning Team within the End of Life Program via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9222 2300.