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Events - NORTH WEST

Upcoming Events

Advance Care Planning and the importance of end of life conversations

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location

Montgomery Room
Carpark Lane
Ulverstone TAS 7315
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 

Location: http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au/montgomery-room/

 

Cost

Non-members: $40

Members: $30

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE.

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

Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

Monday, 12 August 2019 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location

Burnie Library (Platypus Room), 30 Alexander Street
Burnie TAS 7320
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

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE.

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

Grief & Loss

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location

Montgomery Room
Carpark Lane
Ulverstone TAS 7315
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.

Location: http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au/montgomery-room/

 

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

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location

Burnie Library - Platypus Room
30 Alexander St
Burnie TAS 7320
Australia

Event description

  • Statistics on death, dying and caring for someone who is dying in Australia.
  • Understanding the dying process.
  • Understanding carer/compassion fatigue.
  • What is self-care and how to build resilience.
  • Stratergies to look after yourself.

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