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Advance Care Directives education and training

A range of education and training materials are available on this page to assist health and care practitioners understand Advance Care Directive legislation and changes to administrative and clinical practices across SA Health. 

In addition to the education and training materials, a collection of tools and information sheets have also been developed. See the Advanced Care Directives page to access these.

Training videos

'A clear path to care' training

‘A clear path to care’ is an educational film developed by SA Health for the purpose of training clinical staff about:

  • Advance Care Directives
  • third party consent
  • Resuscitation Plan 7 Step Pathway.

This DVD is broken into individual chapters and follows a patient’s journey from admission through to discharge illustrating at each key touch point, best practice for ensuring a patient’s values are known and can be respected when developing clinical instructions for care

General Practice and Advance Care Directives

Dr Moy and Anne, the Aged Care Facility Nurse Coordinator, discuss the relationships between patients, the Resuscitation Plan 7 Step Pathway and Advance Care Directives.

Dr Moy and Anne, the Aged Care Facility Nurse Coordinator, discuss the process for when a patient does not have decision-making capacity and how an Advance Care Directive, a Substitute Decision-Maker “acting in the patient’s shoes” and the Resuscitation Plan 7 Step Pathway can provide guidance in treatment options.

Dr Moy and Anne, the Aged Care Facility Nurse Coordinator, discuss the Resuscitation Plan 7 Step Pathway and requests for Not-for-Transfer to Hospital.

Mrs Wells is introduced to Advance Care Directives and Substitute Decision-Makers during an over 75 home health assessment. Later, Mrs Wells visits her GP to provide a certified copy of her completed Advance Care Directive.

Education presentations

Presentations have been developed and are available in a video and PDF format: 

Further resources for staff around the changes to the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 are available on the Changes to Consent Act page.

Introduction to Advance Care Directives

Presented by Karen White, Nurse Educator, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. 

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Advance Care Directives and the Consent Act – Impaired Decision Making

Presented by Dr Michael Briffa, Palliative Care Specialist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Service

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Advance Care Directives and the Consent Act – Acts detail and dispute resolution

Presented by Dr Steven Galluccio, Intensivist, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

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The patient journey – putting Advance Care Directives and Resuscitation Plan 7 Step Pathway into practice 

Presented by Rebecca Badcock, Project Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery and Christy Pirone, Principal Consultant, Safety and Quality

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How to teach – mentors and trainers

Presented by Hugh Grantham, Professor of Paramedics, Flinders University

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