Category Archives: Courses & Training

Introduction to cultural competence

Interactive online training module $45 Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health Further details visit CEH website

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New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following a successful first round of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a second round of scholarships. The intent of these scholarships is to offer opportunities to health care staff of any discipline working within the EMR to increase their knowledge and skills in palliative … Read more

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Understanding Dementia MOOC

Enrol now for 25 July start Enrolments are now open for this free 9-week online course, suitable for both staff and volunteers. The MOOC curriculum draws upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals from both within the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and beyond. Since 2013, … Read more

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Cross-Cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff

This free online course helps aged care learn about cross cultural care. There is a specific module dealing with cross cultural care at the end of life. This program aims to support staff in residential aged care to provide high-quality cross-cultural care for residents and to improve team cohesion.

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Certificate IV in Bereavement Support (22271VIC)

June intake enrolments are now open for this 12 month self-paced online program. Those with workplace experience can apply for Recognised Prior Learning which shortens course length and reduces fees. Further information available from ACGB website or contact Courses Coordinator on 1800 642 066 The Certificate IV in Bereavement Support … Read more

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Decision Assist Free Webinar

Do you think dad is dying? Thursday 25 May 2017, 1.30pm – 2.15pm Presenters: Dr Sonia Fullerton and Jane Mahony Further information and to register here

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FREE Palliative Care in Chronic Disease Forum

EMRPCC is pleased to offer a free forum to all health care workers from all disciplines. The forum will focus on palliative care in chronic disease and will include the following topics: Starting Advance Care Planning conversations with people living with progressive chronic disease An update on the new Advance … Read more

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Improving dementia care in nursing homes

A care intervention for nursing home residents with advanced dementia in North Carolina used a video decision aid, together with a structured discussion with the care provider. The intervention was effective in improving end-of-life communication for nursing home residents with advanced dementia and enhancing palliative care plans while reducing hospital … Read more

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Palliative care from diagnosis to death

In this podcast, the authors set out a rationale for early palliative care based on the three typical trajectories of functional decline towards the end of life (rapid, intermittent, and gradual) and suggest how it can be incorporated into disease specific care. Palliative care from diagnosis to death. Podcast (14:52mins) … Read more

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Palliative Care Clinical Attachment for GPs

Medical education opportunity in palliative care delivered by St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne  Ward Round (with Lead Palliative Care Consultant, Oncologist, Palliative Care Registrar, and/or Resident) provides practical learning to enhance your communication and symptom management skills that can be applied in the end of life care of patients  … Read more

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