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  1. Medical treatment decision makers

    13 Jun 2018

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  2. Palliative care for the LGBTI community

    11 Mar 2018

    There are end of life and palliative care services that provide safe, inclusive care for people who identify as LGBTI...

  3. Healthcare decision-making – options, benefits and risks

    11 Mar 2018 Healthcare decision-making – options, benefits and risks

    Ask a doctor and research health information when making a health decision. This will include the cost, timing and regularity of medical treatment...

  4. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    19 Feb 2018

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform the way in which people with disability access the support they need to achieve their goals and participate fully in community life...

  5. Post-school options for people with a disability

    09 Jan 2018

    As all young people approach their final years of school, it is a good idea to focus on planning for the future and exploring the various pathways that are available to them...

  6. Carer rights and recognition

    12 Dec 2017

    Respect, consideration, recognition and support are some of the principles that guide how government departments, local councils and government-funded services work with carers and people who are...

  7. Emergency or crisis support for carers

    27 Nov 2017

    An emergency care plan is a set of instructions about caring for someone in the event that you are not able to...

  8. Informed consent for medical treatment

    27 Nov 2017

    Informed consent means having enough information about a medical procedure to decide whether to have it done...

  9. Confidentiality and privacy in healthcare

    27 Nov 2017

    There are laws that set out how healthcare professionals can collect and store your health information and when they are allowed to share it...

  10. Making a complaint about disability services

    27 Nov 2017

    If you are unhappy with the way a disability service has treated you, you have the right to complain and to have your concerns addressed...