Advance Care Planning in Residential Aged Care - Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning in Aged Care: the GP Role

Posted 16 Jun 2021.

Event Date: Saturday 16 October, 2021
Time:8.30am - 9.30am
Target Audience:GPs and Locum Services
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email

Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) are pleased to announce the launch of the Advance Care Planning for Residential Aged Care Workshops for 2021. These workshops are available to all staff in residential aged care facilities and provide tailored education for these staff to increase organisational advance care planning (ACP) knowledge. 

The implementation of ACP practices within residential aged care facilities promotes compliance to the Aged Care Quality Standards (2019) Standards 1, 2 and 3 and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, ‘Partnering with consumers’ and ‘Comprehensive care’. 

Register yourself and team members into one or more of the appropriate workshops to grow your successful ACP practice.


As any GP working in aged care is aware, palliative care is intrinsically linked with their practices. It is well recognized that that GPs play an essential role in ACP and palliative care in residential aged care facilities. This short session will aim to provide GPs with knowledge and tools to further evolve their palliative care and ACP practice.

This workshop supports the practitioner to meet the delivery of person-centred care, dignity and avoidance of suffering as expected by community.

“Community expectation of person-centred health care, self- determination, dignity and the avoidance of suffering, have focused attention on advance care planning. Nationally, The Palliative Care Strategy and The National Framework for Advance Care Directives, prioritise advance care planning and advance care directives. “(1)

Learning outcomes

  • Interpret Advance Care Planning information and consider how to integrate into practice
  • Increase understanding of Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care
  • Discuss the challenges of ACP in aged care

Presented by

Experienced clinician and presenter, Dr Lucy Kilshaw, Consultant Geriatrician, Royal Perth Hospital, MBCHB MRCP (UK) FRACP


Advance Care Planning Australia; Education Capability Framework: 2020 Implementation Guide

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning in Aged Care: the GP Role flyer (99kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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