Tools and Skills for Embedding Palliative Care for Residential Aged Care Providers - A Clinical Focus

Event Date: Thursday 31 October, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Target Audience:Health care professionals working in aged care facilities; Doctors, Facility Managers, Senior Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses responsible for family meetings
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email


Residential aged care services face particular difficulties in palliative care, because permanent residents often have dementia and/or communication difficulties and complex care needs (AIHW 2018). In addition, there is a high burden of chronic disease and comorbidity in the residential aged care population (Hillen, Vitry & Caughey 2017).

Palliative care provided in a residential aged care service is regulated under the Aged Care Act 1997, within the Quality of Care Principles. Under the schedule of specified care and services, an Approved Provider is responsible for providing access to a qualified practitioner from a palliative care team, and the establishment of a palliative care program including monitoring and managing any side effects for any resident that needs it. In addition, under Schedule 2 – Accreditation Standards, an Approved Provider is responsible for ensuring the comfort and dignity of terminally ill care recipients is maintained.

Learning areas

  • This workshop aims to expand upon the PEPA Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care.
  • The workshop focuses on tools to embed a palliative approach within facilities.

Presented by: Claire Doyle, Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

For more information and to register please see the Tools and Skills for Embedding Palliative Care for Residential Aged Care Providers - A Clinical Focus flyer (85kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries please email or phone 9382 9300.


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