Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Opportunity for SA residents to comment on Advance Care Directives

Regular visitors to this blog will recall back in April that we welcomed the amendments to the Advance Care Directives Bill in the South Australian Parliament. Whilst not all readers may be entirely comfortable with the notion of Advance Care Directives, they really are here to stay. In that context, at the very least, having the best protection and form of ACDs is important.

South Australian residents of the baby boomer generation (·Born in any year between the years 1946-1965 ) are invited to take part in research for a PhD thesis on this subject. See details below and contact Sandra Bradley for more details.

PhD Research Study on Advance Directives and Baby Boomers (b. 1946-1965)

South Australian Baby Boomer participants are required for a PhD thesis research project on Advance Directives. Eligibility criteria apply and will be provided to those who are interested in participating.

This project will investigate the effect of online information dissemination on advance directive completion. An advance directive is a legal document that expresses a person’s healthcare, financial or lifestyle wishes in advance in the event that mental capacity is lost sometime in the future. In South Australia, these instruments are known as an Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Guardianship, Medical Power of Attorney and Anticipatory Direction which is similar to a Living Will.

It is anticipated that no more than 30 minutes on any one occasion would be required to complete the online surveys. There will be no face-to-face meetings or need to travel.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact the researcher, Sandra Bradley, PhD Candidate CareSearch, Flinders University South Australia via email at this address:

This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (Project number 6069). For more information regarding ethical approval of the project the Executive Officer of the Committee can be contacted by telephone on 8201 3116, by fax on 8201 2035 or by email

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