Category Archives: Courses & Training

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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Palliative Care Education Scholarships

We know that many people require a palliative approach to their care and may not necessarily need to be referred to a specialist palliative care service. This scholarship aims to encourage health workers working outside the speciality of palliative care to increase their knowledge and skills to take back to … Read more

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The 2017 Dying2Learn free open online course is now open for enrolment for anyone in Australia

Over five weeks the course will facilitate social discussion about death and dying and build community awareness of death as a normal process. Explore: • the language we use when we talk about dying • how and what people die from now • how art, music, and media have shaped … Read more

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Advance Care Planning Learning

New online learning for health professionals and care workers Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) and Decision Assist have a brand new integrated online learning space where you can find up-to-date resources and training tools to support best practice in advance care planning. Three new learning modules are now live on … Read more

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Introduction to Cultural Competence

Topic: Cultural Competence, Audience: Clinicians, Communications staff, Community Groups, Faith leaders, Frontline staff, Health & community sector, Managers & Program Leaders, People in custodial settings, Projects staff, Schools, Settlement workers, Young people, Cultural Competence Domain Description An interactive online training module which will help you be culturally responsive to your … Read more

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New guide for initiating end-of-life conversations with multi-faith communities

ACPTalk, a national advance care planning resource for health professionals Health and aged care provider Cabrini has launched a new website to support health professionals to have sensitive conversations about advance care planning with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. The resource, ACPTalk, was developed in partnership with national … Read more

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Culturally sensitive palliative care

The Families & Patients section of the Palliative Care Victoria website has downloadable bilingual brochures about palliative care in 17 community languages, each with an audio file. We encourage you to add this link to your website: http://www.pallcarevic.asn.au/families-patients/community-languages Working beyond CALD communities Culturally sensitive palliative care extends beyond just CALD … Read more

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PEPA Supervised Clinical Attachments

If you care for people with a life-limiting illness, consider taking part in a supervised clinical attachment. Placements are available to general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health workers and allied health professionals. PEPA is free and employers of self-employed participants can apply for compensation towards costs associated with back-fill. For further … Read more

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