Advance Care Planning Workshops: Residential Aged Care - Palliative Care: A Focus for Everyone

Posted 16 Jun 2021.

Event Date: Monday 1 November, 2021
Time:1.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue:Virtual
Cost:Free
Target Audience:Care Workers, Assistants in Nursing, Lifestyle Coordinators, Management and Hospitality Services
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://acp-rac-w1-1-nov-2021.eventbrite.com.au
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au

Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) are pleased to announce the launch of the Advance Care Planning for Residential Aged Care Workshops for 2021. These workshops are available to all staff in residential aged care facilities and provide tailored education for these staff to increase organisational advance care planning (ACP) knowledge. 

The implementation of ACP practices within residential aged care facilities promotes compliance to the Aged Care Quality Standards (2019) Standards 1, 2 and 3 and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, ‘Partnering with consumers’ and ‘Comprehensive care’. 

Register yourself and team members into one or more of the appropriate workshops to grow your successful ACP practice.

Overview

Like the Palliative Care sector, Aged Care is founded upon a multi-disciplinary team.  Non-clinical staff are an essential part of the RAC team in providing great care, supportive environments, companionship, and purpose to a resident’s life.

This workshop explores normalising ACP conversations for these RACF staff members to enable them to have the confidence and knowledge to support these conversations with carers, residents, family, and friends. It is not designed to train non-clinical staff to complete ACP with residents. Instead, it will enable ACP is supported and understood in practice. 

Supporting this knowledge, the workshop will also identify what good palliative care is and their role in implementing it with their person centred care. 

Learning outcomes

  • Recall what advance care planning is and the benefits
  • Identify triggers to advocate and support the patient

Presented by

Dr Alicia Massarotto, Consultant Geriatrician, Fremantle Hospital

Dr Massarotto is a geriatrician at Fremantle Hospital with a special interest in strokes and patient centred care. She is also the Chair of the TRACSWA steering committee, who provide training and support to subacute care clinicians across WA Health.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Palliative Care: A Focus for Everyone flyer (84kb). Complete registration online at https://acp-rac-w1-1-nov-2021.eventbrite.com.au.

 

Enquiries: please email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au or phone 9382 9300.

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