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Discussing End of Life - A Workshop for Health and Community Service Providers

Workshop topics:
Palliative and End of life—what do we mean?
Discussing preferences for end of life care

  • What is advance care planning?
  • Identifying substitute decision makers
  • The place of ‘capacity’ in ACP conversations
  • Supporting consumers to have a voice in their care decisions
  • Culturally and socially sensitive issues in discussing death, dying and advance care planning
  • Communication skills for Advance Care Planning
  • Providing non-judgemental and supportive care

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Have a better understanding of the principles of advance care planning
  • Be familiar with the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive
  • Be familiar with other resources available to support your practice
  • Be able to explain advance care planning to others
  • Understand substituted decision making options in Tasmania
  • Be able to discuss end of life wishes and advance care planning with clients and consumers
  • Feel more confident responding in difficult conversations
  • Have a better understanding of the needs of specific communities in Tasmania (including CALD, Aboriginal, LGBTIQ and homeless people) when considering end of life preferences.

These workshops will include interactive group discussions. There will be practical learning based on case scenarios in having discussions of concerns and wishes for end of life care.

Morning and afternoon tea provided.  BYO Lunch.

Information: Sharon King 0407 124 261


Tuesday, 31 October 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm


Ground Floor Meeting Room, McDougall Building
9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
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