Introduction to Palliative Care for PCA’s Thursday April 16

Introduction to Palliative Care for PCA’s Thursday April 16


Eastern Palliative Care Education Services provides Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) working in aged care facilities, disability or other community care providers, with an introduction to palliative care. It explores the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, and gives an overview of some common issues that confront clients and carers on a day-to-day basis. The course incorporates guidelines for a palliative approach to care.

One day course - Cost $180.00 per person [including GST] - Cost includes handouts of presentations, activity sheets, morning/afternoon refreshments & lunch.

Course 1 - Thursday 16 April 2020 - 8.45am - 5.00pm

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Topics include the following

  • Aims and Philosophy of Palliative Care/Palliative Approach
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Common Palliative Care Symptoms
    • Fatigue
    • Pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Bowel and urinary symptoms
    • Breathlessness
    • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Grief and Loss
  • Communication Skills
  • Dying Process and End of Life Care