Communication for Aged Care

Event Date: Monday 8 April, 2019
Time:9am-4pm
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:Free
Target Audience:Health Care Professionals working in aged care facilities. Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Facility Managers, Patient Care Assistants, Aboriginal Health Workers, Counsellors
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://communication-aged-care-8-april.eventbrite.com.au
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au

Overview

A safe space to discuss death and dying. This interactive workshop highlights challenges and concerns in discussing death and dying with teams, residents and families. A scenario based workshop utilising current evidence-based tools.

Learning areas

  • Determining the need to have the conversations
  • How to have the conversations
  • Theory behind good communication
  • Why good communication matters 

Presented by

Grace Buchanan, Communication Facilitator and PaSCE Manager

Ed Gaudion, Clinical Nurse

MPaCCS Specialist Palliative Care team

Tina Dobrin, Senior Social Worker 

MPaCCS Specialist Palliative Care team

Bethesda Health Care’s Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service (MPaCCS) is a mobile specialist palliative care team, focusing on capacity building of the palliative care sector workforce through training, education, assistance and mentoring where there are currently no specialist palliative care consultation services available for residents or patients, including Residential aged care facilities. 

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Communication in Aged Care flyer (121kb). Complete registration online at https://communication-aged-care-8-april.eventbrite.com.au

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


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