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End-of-Life Essentials

Welcome to End-of-Life Essentials. Most people in Australia will visit an acute hospital in their last year of life. Many of them will die in hospital. This website provides online learning opportunities and practice resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.

Free online education

End-of-life Essentials education is based on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care. The education is free to use, evidence based and has been peer reviewed by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals around Australia.

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Watch Professor Imogen Mitchell (Dean, ANU Medical School & Senior ICU Specialist, Canberra Hospital) talk about dying in 21st centery

My Toolkit

This implementation Toolkit brings together tools, resources, promotional materials and evidence that can be used individually or collectively by users to help them change or sustain new practices or to encourage change within their organisation.

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News and Resources

Provides you with up to date project news, changes in the website and things are happening in the sector
monthly Newsletter, Video Library, presentations and more

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Newsletters

Project News - Edition 33 - March 2019

Project News - Edition 32 - Feb 2019Chronic complex progressive conditions cannot be cured, and account for around 90% of all deaths in Australia. By offering to discuss early on in patients’ diagnosis or illness what is likely to occur in the future, patients can then plan their health care, time and life.

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Project News - Edition 32 - February 2019

Project News - Edition 32 - Feb 2019Most doctors, nurses and allied health professionals have chosen their profession to cure, care and comfort, but with over 50% of Australians dying in acute hospitals, all health professionals can strengthen their clinical practice by remembering that death is a normal part of life.

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