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.
- 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
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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.