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).
- Discussion to identify tools to embed a palliative approach within your facility
- Expand upon foundational palliative care education for residential aged care
- Outline available resources and services.
Claire Doyle, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
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 (86kb). Complete registration online at https://tools-skills-13-may-2020.eventbrite.com.au.
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