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The education modules are designed to assist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in acute hospitals in delivering end-of-life care. They are free to use. They can be accessed on the web from anywhere in Australia. The following ten modules are now available, click on a module link to find out more.

Watch Ms Kate Munro talk about the importance of End-of-Life Essentials education to support health professionals who work in acute settings

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Chronic Complex Illines End-of-Life Care

Teams and Continuity for the Patient

This module will help increase your confidence in supporting more open communication with patients and families, and ways to deal with conflict appropriately in care teams.

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Last updated: 31/07/2019

 

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Education Modules

Dying, a normal part of life

Dying a normal part of life

What you will learn?

Dying is a normal part of life
How to identify common end of life pathways or illness trajectories
How to reflect on your own attitudes to, and skills, on end-of-life care
How to grow your own confidence and skills in end-of-life care

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Patient-Centred Communication and Shared Decision-Making

Patient-Centred Communication and Shared Decision-Making

What you will learn?

What your own strengths and challenges are in end-of-life communication
How to prepare for unexpected and common questions from patients and families
The importance of shared decision making in end-of-life care
How to extend and improve your practice by using evidence based resources

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Recognising the End of Life

Recognising the End of Life

What you will learn?

What is meant by the term ‘end of life’
Who is responsible for recognising patients who are at the end of life
Available triggers and tools to assist recognition of end of life
The signs of imminent death and the opportunities to provide excellent end-of-life care

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Planning End-of-Life Care - Goals of Care

Recognising the End of Life

What you will learn?

How helpful goals of care are to patients, families and health professionals
The importance of family in the provision of care
How to discuss and negotiate goals of care
Strategies on how to manage difference of opinion or expectations in care

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Teams and Continuity for the Patient

Planning End-of-Life Care - Goals of Care

What you will learn?

Why effective team work makes a difference in end of life care
To see your team from the patient’s perspective
Essential elements of effective teams
How to manage and respond effectively to conflict

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Responding to Concerns

Responding to Concerns

What you will learn?

When urgent responses are required in end-of-life care
How to respond to patient suffering and families sorrow
How to seek support for yourself in your workplace
How to be prepared for emotional conversations and conflict

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Emergency Department End-of-Life Care

End of Life Care in Emergency Departments

What you will learn?

How to deliver compassionate care
The possibilities of end of life care in Emergency Departments
How to have conversations on the future and advance care planning
Your part in the families optimal grieving and bereavement

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Paediatric End-of-Life Care

Paediatric End-of Life Care

What you will learn?

The patterns of death of Australian children
The importance of families in all aspects of care
How to apply a critical approach to symptom management in paediatric end of life care
Appreciate how moral distress happens and how best to respond

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Chronic Complex Illness End-of-Life Care

End of Life Care in Emergency Departments

What you will learn?

The impact of chronic complex illness at the end of a patient’s life
How to identify opportunities to have end-of-life conversations in order to enhance care
How to have conversations with kindness and compassion
To be aware of moral distress and opportunities for compassion satisfaction

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Imminent Death - How to Respond

Opportunities for Excellence - Imminent death

What you will learn?

How to identify the signs of impending death
Key points to holding sensitive conversations
Respectful care of patient’s dead bodies
Foundational grief and bereavement care in fast paced hospital settings

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Developing Education Modules

Extraction of Learning Outcomes from ACQSHC Consensus Guidelines

 

Dialogue and Agreement on Learning Outcomes amongst National Consultative Group

 

Literature searches

 

Draft education written and developed with feedback from National Consultative Group

 

Peer reviewed by independent group of clinicians

 

Online user tested by another independent group of clinicians

 

 

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