Palliative approach to care workshop

The aim of this workshop is to improve the understanding and practice of the healthcare workforce in the palliative approach to care through:

  • Understanding the important role that palliative care plays in the lives of people with life-limiting illness and their families / carers
  • Increasing confidence to provide holistic and person-centred care to those affected by life-limiting illness.

Workshop Content:

  1. Principles of palliative care
  2. Communication
  3. Providing care
  4. Advance care planning
  5. End-of-life care
  6. Ethical issues
  7. Caring for yourself.

Content and delivery can be tailored to a range of contexts including acute care, aged care, general practice and community health.

Palliative approach to aged care workshop

The aim of this workshop is to improve the understanding and practice of the aged care workforce in the palliative approach to care through:

  • Understanding the important role that palliative care plays in the lives of people with life-limiting illness and their families / carers
  • Increasing confidence to provide holistic and person-centred care the older person living with life-limiting illness.

Workshop Content:

  1. Principles of palliative care
  2. Communication
  3. Providing care
  4. Advance care planning
  5. End-of-life care
  6. Ethical issues & caring for yourself.
Palliative approach to care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals workshop

The aim of this workshop is to improve the understanding and practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals in the palliative approach to care through:

  • Understanding the important role that palliative care plays in the lives of people with life-limiting illness and their families / communities
  • Increasing confidence to provide holistic and family-centred care to those affected by life-limiting illness.

Workshop Content:

  1. Principles of palliative care
  2. Communication
  3. Advance care planning
  4. End-of-life care
  5. Grief, loss and healing support
  6. Caring for yourself.
GP palliative care workshop

The GP palliative care workshops are offered to GPs who have participated in the Medical Practitioners online learning modules and who are seeking an opportunity to discuss palliative care patient case studies with a specialist palliative care team member from their local specialist palliative care service.

To participate in the Medical Practitioners online modules go to the

PEPA Learning Management System

Culturally-responsive palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples workshop

This workshop provides dedicated training for non-Indigenous members of the healthcare team in relation to caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by life-limiting illness.

The focus of this education is to enhance the capacity of the non-Indigenous health workforce to provide quality, holistic and culturally-responsive palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Workshop Content:

On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning objectives as described in the ‘knowing, being, doing’ framework:

Knowing:

  1. Increased knowledge of kinship systems and how to deliver family-centred care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  2. Increased knowledge and understanding of the cultural, spiritual and health considerations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  3. Increased understanding of the role history has played in contributing to the current experiences and perceptions of palliative care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Being:

  1. Increased capacity (knowledge, skills and confidence) in communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families in a culturally-appropriate way
  2. Increased capacity (knowledge, skills and confidence) in delivering family-centred palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Doing:

  1. Increased awareness of and ability to accommodate cultural practices in palliative care settings.
Culturally-responsive palliative care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds workshop

This workshop provides dedicated training for all members of the healthcare team in relation to caring for people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, who are affected by life-limiting illness.

The focus of this education is to enhance the capacity of the healthcare workforce to provide quality, holistic and culturally-responsive palliative care for people from CALD backgrounds.

Following the completion of the workshop, all participants should have:

  1. Enhanced understanding of key concepts relating to palliative care and cultural-responsiveness
  2. Increased awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) in the Australian healthcare context
  3. Enhanced capacity to engage in self-reflection to develop cultural competence
  4. Improved capacity in caring for, and communicating with CALD peoples affected by life-limiting illness
  5. Increased awareness of and ability to embed culturally-responsive practice in palliative care settings.
Mentoring workshop

This workshop is designed for palliative care specialist staff who wish to mentor, and share their palliative care knowledge with others and further develop their own:

  • Culturally-responsive mentoring practices
  • Communication skills
  • Feedback skills
  • Reflective skills
  • Ability to discover / develop talent and skills in others that comes from a positive mentoring relationship

Following the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify principles for culturally safe, supportive mentoring, in the context of palliative care

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