Advance care planning promotes care that is consistent with a person’s goals, values, beliefs and preferences. It prepares the person and others to plan for future health care, for a time when the person may no longer be able to communicate those decisions themselves.
When a person’s values are discussed openly, their healthcare preferences can be respected at a time when they cannot voice their decisions. It’s an ongoing process that needs cooperation between individuals, their families, care workers, and health professionals as well as community organisations and healthcare organisations.
Sessions are free and facilitated by Sandra L Bradley, RN, PhD; Advance Care Planning Consultant. Sandra also operates her own, independent business as an advance care directive consultant in South Australia and is able to provide education to members of the South Australian community on the South Australian Advance Care Directive form and decision-making relating to it. Sandra’s research and clinical experience involve the areas of advance care directives, aged care, palliative care, dementia, rehabilitation, consumer-directed care, end-of-life care and voluntary euthanasia. She believes we all have a critical role in engaging people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses in advance care planning or advance care directive completion to ensure that their wishes are respected and they and their families are supported.
Metropolitan Locations (contact PCSA 8271 1643 for more information. Click the links to register)
12.03.19 Alfred James Funeral Home, 105 Prospect Rd, Prospect 2-4pm
02.04.19 Alfred James Funeral Home, 272 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale 4-6pm
07.05.19 Alfred James Funeral Home, 543 Marion Rd, South Plympton 6-8pm
05.09.19 Alfred James Funeral Home, 344 Henley Beach Rd, Lockleys 10am-12pm
08.10.19 Alfred James Funeral Home, 674 North East Road, Holden Hill 10am-12pm
CountrySA Locations (contact Nel Jans 0477 886 450 for more information or to register call the person nominated for each session)
11.02.19 Bordertown RSL Rooms, Cannawigara Rd, Bordertown SA 5268 (7-9pm)
Chris Moore 08-8752900
12.02.19 Naracoorte Hospital Conference Room 1, Naracoorte Hospital (10am-12pm)
Kathy Galbraith 0477 332 985
12.02.19 Penola Hospital, 18 Church Street, Penola (2-4pm) Corinne Galwey 08 87372311
12.02.19 The Royal Oak Hotel, 31 Chruch Street, Penola (6-8pm) Jess 08 87372322
13.02.19 Mount Gambier Public Library, 6 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier (10am-12pm & 6-8pm)
Nel Jans 0477 886 450
14.02.19 Millicent Hospital Training Room, 51 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent (1-3pm & 6-8pm)
Nel Jans 0477 886 450
Download your Advance Directive DIY Kit and Forms here.