Roles and responsibilities in advance care planning

This resource was developed as part of a collaborative quality improvement project conducted between June 2015 and March 2016. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funded the project, through Networking Health Victoria, as part of the implementation of its Advance Care Planning Strategy, Advance care planning: have the conversation – a strategy for Victorian health services 2014–2018.

Representatives from general practices, aged care, hospitals, district nursing, community health and medical deputising/locum services worked closely with North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network to systematically implement advance care planning in each organisation as well as across all of the partners involved. This resource draws on the experience of all participants and the strategies and activities that supported them to implement systems and processes for undertaking advance care planning with clients/patients.