This presentation will assist GP supervisors to teach registrars their role in advance care planning and how to support their patients in the process. Presented by Dr Chris Moy and Helena Rodi. Use the timestamps below to navigate to particular topics.
– 0:30 What is advance care planning
– 4:06 Why is advance care planing an important part of the GP role?
– 6:36 Video: The benefits of Advance Care Planning
– 11:34 Discussion on benefits of Advance Care Planning
– 15:45 Prevalence of Advance Care Directives research
– 18:55 Triggers for Advance Care Planning discussions
– 22:08 Decision making capacity
– 24:11 Conflicting thoughts for GPs if patient lacking decision making capacity
– 27:20 Different terminology in different states
– 28:47 What can be included in a statutory ACD?
– 37:46 Top take home messages
– 39:48 Questions and discussion
Being able to pass on the skills of patient-centred care and advance care planning is essential as a GP supervisor. Patients often face complex and difficult decisions related to their treatment which they may not be able to decide if they become mentally impaired. Advance care planning enables people to plan for future health care and document their values and preferences for medical treatment if they are unable to express these in the future.
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