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Our newsletter keeps you up to date with the project, highlights news from the health sector, includes the latest research and articles relating to end-of-life care in hospitals and provides resources for you to share at work.

Project News - Edition 16 - Aug 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018Thank you for your feedback on 'My Toolkit'. You've told us that our resources are changing your practice and assisting you in delivering quality end-of-life care. Our time efficient and easy to use practice change resources are now available for downloading.

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Project News - Edition 15 - July 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018It's our first anniversary! Thank you to over 4,000 healthcare professionals who have joined us to develop their skills. To help us celebrate, please forward this newsletter to a friend/colleague who might be interested in learning more, and share our goal of improving quality and safety in end-of-life care in hospitals.

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Project News - Edition 14 - June 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018We recently asked healthcare professionals and Flinders University academics to share their insights about end-of-life issues in the Australian health care sector, including: Why end-of-life care education is required and their personal experience of working with patients and their families at the end of their lives.

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Project News - Edition 13 - May 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018Recently we asked some of you about our project, and here is what we learnt: You’re all very busy—family, work, life... the single biggest challenge faced by many of you is finding the time to complete our eLearning. It’s great to know many of you had our education on your list of things to do.

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Project News - Edition 12 - April 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018Our Implementation Toolkit has now been released! When changing practices and processes in the workplace, individuals and organisations can face the following challenges: what is it that needs to be done? how is the new process similar to, or different from, current work practices? Is the environment and culture ready for the new processes? What is realistic and achievable?

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Project News - Edition 11 - March 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018 UPDATE: We're delighted to announce we've now received over 3000 registrations! Thank you to all our learners for helping us reach this milestone. Register now if you'd like to join them. Closed captions on our videos are not just beneficial for those who are hard of hearing or who have English as a second language, captions enable you to watch videos.

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Project News - Edition 10 - Feb 2017

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018In Module 6 you will learn about how to respond when patient care isn’t progressing as expected. Escalation of patients’ suffering, families' sorrow and staff distress can occur quickly and requires urgent responses. This module covers several responses or options for resolving issues common in end-of-life care.

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Project News - Edition 9 - Dec 2016

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018In Module 5 you can learn more about the importance of teamwork. Effective teamwork encompasses leadership, clear goals, clear roles, trust, respect and a cultural readiness to allow patients to steer their care. However, sometimes things don’t go well in teams and this can greatly affect patient care. Learning about the best way to approach conflict is of benefit to everyone in the team.

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Project News - Edition 8 - Nov 2016

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018In the new module 'Planning End-of-Life Care - Goals of Care', you will learn about the importance of negotiating goals of care with patients and families, and why this matters in end-of-life care.

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Project News - Edition 7 - Oct 2016

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018Identifying which patients are approaching the end-of-life phase is crucial to delivering appropriate health care. Recognising end of life is sometimes approximate, so understanding and communicating this uncertainty is crucial. You can learn more in Module 3 - Recognising the End of Life.

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Project News - Edition 6 - Sep 2016

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018It is not too late to join thousands of Australian doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. In Module 2 you are invited to focus on areas in your communication on which to develop and grow. You will have access to specialised and peer-reviewed video, communication tips and tools, and opportunities to adapt, adopt and develop your communication skills. Watch, learn and then practice how to increase the effectiveness of your communication across a wide range of common end-of-life scenarios.

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Project News - Edition 5 - Aug 2016

Project News - Edition 27 - Aug 2018Perhaps you have completed one module, but you want to complete more. We know things can get busy. Remember you can easily register or return to the End-of-Life Essentials website to access all the learning modules at any time. All the resources, videos and quizzes are conveniently available on the website.

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