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Key messages

Just as in life, patients who are dying will have preferences about where and how they want to die.

The refreshed Care plan for the dying person – Victoria and supporting resources will help you explore and document someone’s wishes, requests and preferences in the last days and hours of life.

It will step you through recognising someone who is dying, reviewing medications and interventions, planning and delivering individualised care, and providing care after death.

Care Plan for the Dying Person – Victoria 

Download the care plan.

Adapt this care plan for your health service to manage patients who may be deteriorating or approaching death, and help identify care goals.

Health professional user guide

This guide steps you through how to use the care plan, who should fill it out and what to consider. 
It includes some helpful advice and examples. View the guide

Consumer brochure

Available in six community languages below, this brochure can be printed and given to your patient and the people who matter most to them to help them understand how the care plan is used to support their loved one.

The brochure is for the patient and the people who matter most to them when the care plan is in use, and not for display on public stands.

When we consulted with community leaders, they told us that it is best to provide the brochure in both English and the community language. 

Please contact us at communications@safercare.vic.gov.au if you would like print-ready versions.

Background

This suite of resources are internationally endorsed and supported by local clinical experts. Safer Care Victoria revised the documents to align with legislative changes, and to help your health service meet national healthcare quality and safety standards.
 

Translated consumer fact sheets

Page last updated: 09 Jul 2020

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