Disability Sector Support
The Victorian Disability Residential Services palliative care guide 2010 describes the important role of palliative care in the provision of end- of- life care for residents. Central is the concept of ‘living’ with a life threatening condition and planning ahead.
The Palliative Support Nurse from Eastern Palliative Care is working with DHHS and other sector services to increase knowledge and share a range of information & resources. A report on Streamlining palliative approach within DAS Report 1 (final A) outlines the work undertaken up to April 2014.
Please also visit our Resource page– the information is aged care related but parts are applicable to the disability sector. Don’t hesitate to seek clarification where required.
Centre for Developmental Disability Health (CDDH) is an academic unit that aims to improve health outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. The CDDH also short on line learning training specifically on Dementia and intellectual disability.
Free online training on the palliative approach for community settings whilst not disability specific, may be useful for those who have a basic understanding of palliative approach and want to learn more.
Office of the Public Advocate has on line information, flyers and education sessions.
Grief & Loss