Journal article

Evaluation of a Large Scale Advance Care Planning Co-Design Education Program for Chinese-Speaking People in Australia

Aaron Kee Yee Wong, Anna Collins, Andrew Ng, Luke Buizen, Jennifer Philip, Brian Le

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) is important, however ethnic minorities have half the completion rates in the United States compared to Caucasian counterparts, and in Australia only 3.5% of advance directives were completed by those overseas-born.Educational intervention improves ACP knowledge and subsequent uptake. We evaluated immediate and longer-term outcomes of a co-designed ACP education toolkit in Chinese-speaking people in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of Chinese-speaking community members who participated in a co-designed Chinese ACP educational workshop. A self-selected subgroup were subsequently contacted 6 months later to determine lo..

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