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Please note: In 2019 we have changed our formatting to shorter times to make sessions accessible to more people.

The sessions work as learning modules and participants will receive a certificate of attendance for each session for CPD purposes.

Each topic will be more intensive and focused on that particular theme, rather than covering the fundamentals of palliative care, as our other longer workshops used to.

The topics align with TAFE and other RTOs offering palliative care training as part of nursing and aged care courses.

PCT education sessions will enhance knowledge in this area, enable participants to stay updated on current resources and maintain confidence and best practice.

Cost for these sessions is now $40 for non-members or $30 for members.

Participants who attend 4 sessions during the calendar year will receive their 5th registration FREE.

PCT educators are now registered facilitators for Advance Care Planning Australia.            

Advance Care Planning and the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive

Friday, 22 February 2019 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Location

Cancer Council, 69 Howick Street
Launceston TAS 7250
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

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

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

Advance Care Planning and the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive

Thursday, 28 February 2019 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

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 – have a go at writing one for yourself.

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 rob.hill@pct.org.au

Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

Monday, 4 March 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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.

Clinical topics:

  • Pain and symptom management,
  • Syringe drivers and what medications we use in them; and
  • when to recognise that a palliative approach is necessary.

Clinical educator:

Sally Bonde has over 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse, working in community nursing and palliative care. She is an experienced educator, having educated members of the SPCS across the State.

Sally holds postgraduate qualifications in palliative care and is passionate about educating other health professionals and members of the community about the meaning of palliative care and the palliative approach to care.

 

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 rob.hill@pct.org.au

Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Location

Cancer Council, 69 Howick Street
Launceston TAS 7250
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.

Clinical topics:

  • Pain and symptom management,
  • Syringe drivers and what medications we use in them; and
  • when to recognise that a palliative approach is necessary.

 

Clinical educator:

Sally Bonde has over 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse, working in community nursing and palliative care. She is an experienced educator, having educated members of the SPCS across the State.

Sally holds postgraduate qualifications in palliative care and is passionate about educating other health professionals and members of the community about the meaning of palliative care and the palliative approach to care.

 

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 rob.hill@pct.org.au

Specific Populations

Monday, 25 March 2019 - 10:00am

Location

75 South Rd
West Ulverstone TAS 7315
Australia

Event description

Specific Populations:

  • Death literacy (Advance Care Planning), palliative care and grief and bereavement for specific populations.

 

*The $15pp charge to attend this session is a nominal fee, and is applied to assist PCT in covering costs associated with refreshments, venue hire and other training materials.

Attendees may be able to obtain certificates and/or CPD points for participation in this session. Please email sharon.king@pct.org.au for more information in relation to this. 

Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

Monday, 25 March 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

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

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

Peer education

Friday, 29 March 2019 - 9:30am

Location

69-71 Howick Street
Launceston TAS 7250
Australia

Event description

Rescheduled event from 16th November 2018

Including education on Specific populations and the Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter and its principles.

 

*The $30pp charge to attend this session is a nominal fee, and is applied to assist PCT in covering costs associated with refreshments, venue hire and other training materials.

Attendees may be able to obtain certificates and/or CPD points for participation in this session. Please email sharon.king@pct.org.au for more information in relation to this. 

Grief & Loss

Thursday, 4 April 2019 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

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

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

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

Grief & Loss

Friday, 5 April 2019 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

Location

Cancer Council, 69 Howick Street
Launceston TAS 7250
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

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

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

Advance Care Planning and the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive

Monday, 15 April 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

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

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

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