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Wellness Information Day - mini Expo

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Location

The Boathouse, 55a Lindsay Street
Invermay TAS 7250
Australia

Event description

 

Open to anyone with an interest in palliative care or volunteering.

For more information or to RSVP, contact palliativecare.north@dhhs.tas.gov.au or call 03 6777 4544.

Past Events

National Palliative Care Week 2018

Date:
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 12:00am

Keep an eye on the PCT website and social media channels for information on events around the State to mark National Palliative Care Week 2018.

Be Prepared and Plan Ahead - Community Information Day

Date:
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Location

51 King Street
Scottsdale TAS 7260
Australia

Topics covered include:  
 

  • Before Death/After Death (What YOU need to know)
  • Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
  • Succession Planning and Centrelink
  • Aged Care costs
  • Advance Care Planning   
  • Launceston Community Legal Centre  will host this day-long event at the Scottsdale LINC.

There will be talks by a solicitor, a representative from Palliative Care Tasmania and the Department of Human Services Financial Information Officer. 

Hosted by the Launceston Community Legal Centre.  

ALL WELCOME 

For more information and to book your place please ring (03) 6334 1577 

 

  

2018 Wellness Expo

Date:
Saturday, 3 March 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Location

Princes Wharf 1, Castray Esplanade
Hobart TAS 7000
Australia

Come and visit PCT at the 2018 Wellness Expo at Princes Wharf 1, Salamanca to talk all things palliative care. 

Discussing End of Life - Workshops for Practice Nurses, Care Coordinators and GPs

Date:
Monday, 27 November 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm

Location

Leven Centre, Mt St Vincent Nursing Home
75 South Road
Ulverstone TAS 7315
Australia

Advance Care Directives – Principles and Practice

  • What is Advance Care Planning
  • Tasmanian ACD document
  • Substituted decision making in Tasmania
  • The place of ‘capacity’ in ACP conversations
  • Ethical and legal questions
  • Role of the doctor and clinical decision making
  • Implementing into practice

Difficult conversations

  • Introducing advance care planning
  • Responding to difficult questions
  • Recognising emotions
  • Providing non-judgemental and supportive care

After these sessions attendees will:
1. Have a better understanding of the principles of advance care planning
2. Be familiar with the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive
3. Understand substituted decision making options in Tasmania
4. Be able to discuss end of life wishes and advance care planning with patients and/or families
5. Feel more confident responding in difficult conversations
6. Have a greater understanding how Advanced Care Planning and End of Life conversations can be integrated into practice


The 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. Participants will be invited to consider how advance care planning discussions can be incorporated into practice systems.


North West
Monday 27th November Leven Centre, Mt St Vincent Nursing Home 75 South Rd, Ulverstone
All workshops:
Time: 10am-3pm registration from 9.30am
Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch
Registration: www.tas.palliativecare.org.au/events
Information: Sharon King 0407 124 261 Sharon.king@tahpc.org.au

Discussing End of Life - A FREE Workshop for Peer Educators in health and community services

Date:
Monday, 20 November 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm

Location

Leven Centre, Mt St Vincent Nursing Home
72 South Rd
Ulverstone TAS 7315
Australia

DISCUSSING END OF LIFE
A FREE workshop for Peer Educators in health and community services

Workshop topics:

Palliative and End of Life—what do we mean?

Discussing preferences for  end of life care

What is advance care planning?

Enduring Guardianship in Tasmania

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

Preparing for an information session for a public audience

Discussing End of Life - A FREE Workshop for Peer Educators in health and community services

Date:
Thursday, 16 November 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm

Location

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

DISCUSSING END OF LIFE
A FREE workshop for Peer Educators in health and community services

Workshop topics:

Palliative and End of Life—what do we mean?

Discussing preferences for  end of life care

What is advance care planning?

Enduring Guardianship in Tasmania

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

Preparing for an information session for a public audience

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

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

Location

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

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

Discussing End of Life - Workshops for Practice Nurses, Care Coordinators and GPs

Date:
Monday, 30 October 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm

Location

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

Advance Care Directives – Principles and Practice

  • What is Advance Care Planning

  • Tasmanian ACD document

  • Substituted decision making in Tasmania

  • The place of ‘capacity’ in ACP conversations

  • Ethical and legal questions

  • Role of the doctor and clinical decision making

  • Implementing into practice

Difficult conversations

  • Introducing advance care planning

  • Responding to difficult questions

  • Recognising emotions

  • Providing non-judgemental and supportive care

After these sessions attendees will:
1. Have a better understanding of the principles of advance care planning
2. Be familiar with the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive
3. Understand substituted decision making options in Tasmania
4. Be able to discuss end of life wishes and advance care planning with patients and/or families
5. Feel more confident responding in difficult conversations
6. Have a greater understanding how Advanced Care Planning and End of Life conversations can be integrated into practice


The 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. Participants will be invited to consider how advance care planning discussions can be incorporated into practice systems.

South
Monday 30th October McDougall Building, Ground floor meeting room 9 Ellerslie Rd, Battery Point.

All workshops:
Time: 10am-3pm registration from 9.30am
Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch
Registration: www.tas.palliativecare.org.au/events
Information: Sharon King 0407 124 261 Sharon.king@tahpc.org.au

DISCUSSING END OF LIFE WORKSHOP FOR PEER EDUCATORS

Date:
Monday, 23 October 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Location

Cancer Council Building
69 Howick St
Launceston TAS 7250
Australia

DISCUSSING END OF LIFE
A FREE workshop for Peer Educators in health and community services

Workshop topics:

Palliative and End of Life—what do we mean?

Discussing preferences for  end of life care

What is advance care planning?

Enduring Guardianship in Tasmania

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

Preparing for an information session for a public audience

 

Discussing End of Life - North West Tasmania

Date:
Monday, 7 August 2017 - 10:00am

Location

The Leven Centre, Mount St Vincent Nursing Home
75 South Rd
Ulverstone TAS 7315
Australia

A free workshop for health and community service providers, primary health services and acute care staff. 

10am - 3pm
Morning tea provided
BYO Lunch

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.

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