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Free online ACP module for volunteers

Advance Care Planning Australia have developed a free online training module especially for volunteers. This module is designed to help volunteers understand the basics of advance care planning and to support others.

While many people think that advance care planning is strictly a medical concern, advance care planning is essentially about conversations. It’s about helping people plan for their future care and ensuring their wishes are heard and respected, no matter what the future brings. Volunteers tend to be great listeners and communicators, which makes them ideal candidates to start advance care planning conversations in their community.

The online learning module covers:

  • an introduction to advance care planning
  • the benefits of advance care planning
  • how a person can choose a substitute decision-maker
  • how volunteers can access further advance care planning information, support and advice

The module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Everyone who completes the module will be provided with a certificate.

You can access the free online module by going to the ACPA Learning Website.

There are also other modules available on the ACPA website that deal with Advance care planning and cultural diversity, and Advance care planning in aged care.

Click here to go to the ACPA website.

 

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