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Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

Friday, 28 June 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Event description

  • Basic death literacy and being comfortable with discussion of death and dying.
  • Understanding the terminology – palliative care, palliative approach and trajectories.
  • When is a palliative approach or palliative care appropriate?
  • Who can receive palliative care services?
  • Who provides palliative care services in Tasmania?
  • National Palliative Care Standards and the Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter.
  • Communication skills – responding to people in palliative care, including their families/carers.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

End of life realities...caring is hard

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Event description

  • Stats on death , dying and caring for someone who is dying in Australia.
  • Understanding the dying process.
  • understanding carer/compassion fatigue.
  • what is self-care, how to build resilience; and
  • strategies to look after yourself.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Advance Care Planning and the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Event description

  • What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)? Why, how, when (capacity), legalities, Substitute Decision Making (SDM) and documentation.
    • Benefits of ACP and explaining these to patients/clients/residents.
    • Understanding capacity and when an Advance Care Directive (ACD) would be used.
    • Legalities of ACD and substitute decision makers.
    • SDM – options and considerations.
  • What should you include in an ACD?
  • Palliative care framework and ACP/ACD – case studies/scenarios.
  • How to start/have a conversation about end of life care wishes.
  • ACP and considerations for specific populations (i.e. Tas Aboriginal, CALD/LGBTI).
  • Tools to assist in writing an ACD – have a go at writing one for yourself.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Grief and Loss

Monday, 29 July 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Event description

  • Grief and Loss theories - older and contemporary.
  • Basic understanding of the needs of people who are grieving.
  • How to support someone who is grieving.
  • Communication - what to say/what not to say.
  • Anticipatory grief and complicated grief.
  • Importance of rituals when grieving/bereavement process.                  
  • How to care for yourself if you are grieving or supporting a grieving person.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

End of life realities...caring is hard

Monday, 2 September 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Event description

  • Stats on death , dying and caring for someone who is dying in Australia.
  • Understanding the dying process.
  • understanding carer/compassion fatigue.
  • what is self-care, how to build resilience; and
  • strategies to look after yourself.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Palliative care, ageing, wellbeing

Monday, 28 October 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Event description

  • Nutrition in ageing, palliative care and dementia.
  • Value of food at End of Life (EoL) - an emotional issue.
  • Comfort and nutritional requirements at EoL.
  • Using appropriate language.
  • Maintaining brain health/cognition for as long as possible.
  • Dementia and the importance of lifestyle: exercise, sleep, socialisation, nutrition, mental activity.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Past Events

Palliative care, ageing, wellbeing

Date:
Friday, 14 June 2019 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Location

Cancer Council, 69 Howick Street
Launceston TAS 7250
Australia
  • Nutrition in ageing, palliative care and dementia.
  • Value of food at End of Life (EoL) - an emotional issue.
  • Comfort and nutritional requirements at EoL.
  • Using appropriate language.
  • Maintaining brain health/cognition for as long as possible.
  • Dementia and the importance of lifestyle: exercise, sleep, socialisation, nutrition, mental activity.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Palliative care, ageing, wellbeing - CANCELLED

Date:
Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 9:30am

Location

Montgomery Room
Carpark Lane
Ulverstone TAS 7315
Australia

This session will now be held on 7th November, 12:30 - 3:30pm, at the Burnie Library.

 

  • Nutrition in ageing, palliative care and dementia.
  • Value of food at End of Life (EoL) - an emotional issue.
  • Comfort and nutritional requirements at EoL.
  • Using appropriate language.
  • Maintaining brain health/cognition for as long as possible.
  • Dementia and the importance of lifestyle: exercise, sleep, socialisation, nutrition, mental activity.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Palliative care, ageing and wellbeing

Date:
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia
  • Nutrition in ageing, palliative care and dementia.
  • Value of food at End of Life (EoL) - an emotional issue.
  • Comfort and nutritional requirements at EoL.
  • Using appropriate language.
  • Maintaining brain health/cognition for as long as possible.
  • Dementia and the importance of lifestyle: exercise, sleep, socialisation, nutrition, mental activity.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Grief & Loss

Date:
Monday, 29 April 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia
  • Grief and Loss theories - older and contemporary.
  • Basic understanding of the needs of people who are grieving.
  • How to support someone who is grieving.
  • Communication - what to say/what not to say.
  • Anticipatory grief and complicated grief.
  • Importance of rituals when grieving/bereavement process.                  
  • How to care for yourself if you are grieving or supporting a grieving person.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Advance Care Planning and the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive

Date:
Monday, 15 April 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia
  • What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)? Why, how, when (capacity), legalities, Substitute Decision Making (SDM) and documentation.
    • Benefits of ACP and explaining these to patients/clients/residents.
    • Understanding capacity and when an Advance Care Directive (ACD) would be used.
    • Legalities of ACD and substitute decision makers.
    • SDM – options and considerations.
  • What should you include in an ACD?
  • Palliative care framework and ACP/ACD – case studies/scenarios.
  • How to start/have a conversation about end of life care wishes.
  • ACP and considerations for specific populations (i.e. Tas Aboriginal, CALD/LGBTI).
  • Tools to assist in writing an ACD – have a go at writing one for yourself.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

Date:
Monday, 25 March 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location

McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia
  • Basic death literacy and being comfortable with discussion of death and dying.
  • Understanding the terminology – palliative care, palliative approach and trajectories.
  • When is a palliative approach or palliative care appropriate?
  • Who can receive palliative care services?
  • Who provides palliative care services in Tasmania?
  • National Palliative Care Standards and the Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter.
  • Communication skills – responding to people in palliative care, including their families/carers.

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30 (contact us after registering if you are a member)

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE (contact us if pursuing this option).

For more information, contact admin@pct.org.au

Palliative care, ageing, wellbeing

Date:
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 -
9:00am to 3:45pm

Location

9 Ellerslie Road
Battery Point TAS 7000
Australia

Wellness Information Day - mini Expo

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

Location

The Boathouse, 55a Lindsay Street
Invermay TAS 7250
Australia

 

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.

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 

 

  

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