Setting goals of care
Identifying and setting goals of care is an important aspect of shared decision making for consumers, clinicians and health service organisations.
Explore resources that support consumers and clinicians in developing goals of care.
For clinicians and health service organisations
Goals of care form part of a comprehensive care plan, which is included in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Comprehensive Care Standard.
Implementing the Comprehensive Care Standard – identifying goals of care
The process of identifying goals of care with consumers, including goal negotiation, goal setting and evaluation
Developing a comprehensive care plan
Having a single, clear, comprehensive care plan for the patient can contribute to improved communication, collaboration and coordination of care
Identifying goals of care – actions for clinicians
Tips for clinicians when assisting consumers and their family, carers and other support people to identify and develop goals of care
Consumers should decide what is important to them when it comes to their health care, and make their goals, values and preferences known.
Identifying goals of care – actions for consumers
Tips to help consumers set healthcare goals, and what they can do to make sure their healthcare team understands their goals
Easy English Goals of care
An easy-to-read version of the tips to help consumers set and communicate their healthcare goals
Goals of care video
What consumers should consider when deciding on healthcare goals with their healthcare provider