Category Archives: Courses & Training

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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Advance care planning for people living with dementia

Where 104 Riversdale Road Hawthorn VIC 3122 When Friday 24 Mar 2017 from 9:30am to 4:00pm (Australia/Melbourne) Closing date Friday 24 Mar 2017 7:30am (Australia/Melbourne) Start talking: supporting people with dementia through advance care planning- This free one day interactive workshop is designing specifically for direct care community workers interacting … Read more

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Free online palliative care training

Helping health professionals and others providing palliative care to aged persons in the community to improve the quality of their practice. This project is funded by the Department of Health and is developed jointly between AHHA and Silver Chain Training, with input from industry and other specialists. This free online … Read more

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New medical decision making laws webinar

The new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 makes some significant changes to advance care planning and medical treatment decision making for Victorians. The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer and Cancer Council Victoria hosted a free webinar for health professionals outlining key changes and what this means for … Read more

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DECISION ASSIST WEBINARS

Aged Care Webinars Decision Assist presents a series of webinars to guide you through the fundamentals of advance care planning. Topics include communication, diversity, grief and loss, recognising when a person’s condition is changing, and how to assist people with planning for their current and future care. Registrations to view … Read more

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The role of palliative care in heart failure

Nathan Goldstein, Chief of the Division of Palliative Care for Mount Sinai Beth Israel, discusses his experiences and research focused on improving communication and the delivery of palliative care to patients with advanced heart failure, including for patients with ICDs and VADs (and other interesting acronyms) in this GeriPal podcast … Read more

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MND videos

Find presentations from the last ALS/MND international alliance conference here Access the latest MND research videos here

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Sharing palliative care strategies

To facilitate the integration of palliative care into healthcare, OhioHealth and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have made their Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Curriculum available online. You can access the 17 videos in the series here. Together, OhioHealth and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are facilitating the … Read more

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