13 Sep 2023
Completion of an Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Advance Health Directive (AHD) mini-audit activity will earn GPs 6 Measuring Outcomes CPD hours.
Developed by the WA Department of Health End of Life Care Program (EOLC), in consultation with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the mini-audit will help GPs review whether opportunities to introduce ACP or AHD conversations into consultations, assessments and care plans are being adequately undertaken and recorded, and to identify actions that practice teams can collectively take to increase effective ACP and AHD conversations.
A recent RACGP webinar presented by Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith, Royal Perth Hospital Liaison GP & Clinical Lead for Primary Care Integration, Health Networks and Hatha McDivitt, CPD Program Coordinator, RACGP, is also available to walk through the use of the mini-audit activity and to educate GPs on supporting patients with ACP. A recording of the webinar can be viewed on-demand on the RACGP website. After watching the webinar, GPs will be able to claim one hour of CPD via quick log.
For more information about ACP and AHDs:
- WA Department of Health:
- HealthPathways WA:
- ‘Advance Care Planning (ACP)‘ pathway at HealthPathways WA.
GPs, practice staff and patients can also contact WA Department of Health Advance Care Planning Information Line on 08 9222 2300 or email the team at ACP@health.wa.gov.au for further information or to order hard copy resources.