Advance Care planning Australia has released a range of translated resources for non-Egnlish speaking communities to help start the end-of-life planning discussion.

The information, for individuals and their families,  has been translated into 16 languages including Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Serbian, Vietnamese, Macedonian and Filipino.

They are available online and in audio and downloadable print form.

“All Australians, no matter their background, should be empowered to make their own medical treatment decisions,” program director of Advance Care Planning Australia Linda Nolte said.

“We hope that these translated resources will help start important conversations in our CALD communities and encourage more people to plan for their future health care.”

To access the CALD resources visit the ACPA website and click on the link at the top of the page titled, ‘other languages’.

ACPA also provides information, fact sheets and webinars for health and care workers here.

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