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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)74
Publish Date14 March 2017
Review Date06 December 2018
Expiry Date14 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course identifies that with the expansion of palliative care in the community, there is a potential gap in the workforce of clinicians and carers that can provide competent quality palliative care services. Primary healthcare providers need to know how to provide advance care planning to people both in the community and within residential aged care facilities.

Topics include:

  • Advance care planning
  • Advance Care Directives (ACDs)
  • When and how to start the conversation
  • The palliative approach
  • Recognising the dying process
  • Using an end of life care plan

Target audience

All staff working in the aged care sector, both in the community and in residential aged care facilities. It is suitable as an introduction to the topic for nurses and to ensure that personal care staff have an awareness of its importance.

Purpose

Enable important conversations about advance care planning and palliative care to take place between care recipients, family members and health professionals, in order to enhance the provision of quality palliative care and the palliative approach.

Need

It is imperative that aged care staff see palliative care as a core skill to ensure residents experience a peaceful and dignified death. All patients with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers will require support and care from health professionals who understand and are skilled in the palliative approach to care.

Improvements in palliative care will become more challenging as the population ages and the palliative care workforce ages with it. There will not be enough specialist palliative care services to meet the need, and it is essential that primary care is primed to take an increasing share of the palliative care burden.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concept of advance care planning (ACP) to clinical situations so as to effectively recognise when it is appropriate to commence an ACP conversation
  • Implement a palliative approach to care in order to improve the quality of life of care recipients
  • Identify when a care recipient is in the final stages of life in order to ensure the person receives a peaceful and dignified death

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Karen Conte

Karen Conte is an endorsed palliative care Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in the field of palliative care. She holds a Masters in Palliative Care from Flinders University. Her passion for quality palliative care within the aged care sector and the importance of having early advance care planning conversations was further enhanced by her work as the National Project Manager for Decision Assist. Karen now works as the Consortium Manager with the Eastern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)74
Publish Date14 March 2017
Review Date06 December 2018
Expiry Date14 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Palliative Care
Ethics
Legal
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.7

74 Total Rating(s)

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nisha gohil
14 Mar 2019

This topic is good source of learning about advance care planning.

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margaret Galea
14 Mar 2019

a clear overview of the palliative process

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Sabbiah jang
14 Mar 2019

Very helpful context

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Amanda Weedon
13 Mar 2019

The content was engaging and explained everything in detail.

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Anna Rivera
11 Mar 2019

A good tools to use and implement in practice while caring for patients and emotional support for their family

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Sharon
10 Mar 2019

Very good

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Karen Anne Freeman
09 Mar 2019

A must watch for anyone working with the dying resident/terminally ill patient

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Gilian Douglass
07 Mar 2019

Thorough

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Debbie Ann Steer
06 Mar 2019

This online course was informative and supplied many resources, thank you.

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Nisha Rai
05 Mar 2019

Well organised