Lisa McBurnie – Sunshine Coast HHS

Day 1 I was at NGH with the NP David – lovely very compassion practitioner. We went on outreaches to 3 resident in RACFs. I observed David’s gentle companionate manner with his clients. Some discussions were centred around their symptom management & others were clarifying their Goals of Care. It was purely observational on my part, but I was able to have good discussions with David around EOL care which is my main focus in my role.

Day 2 was spent half day at NGH in clinics & half day at Dove in Caloundra. The clinics were spent with both the psychologist & the palliative consultant. The patients that the psychologist was seeing we new referrals so still relatively well. Again I was an observer to the conversations being discussed. Again interesting & informative.

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