The End-of-Life Essentials Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
End-of-Life Essentials National Advisory Group
The National Advisory Group acts as a reservoir of knowledge, skills and networks for the EOLE project. It provides a sounding body and an exchange point for promotion and linkage into constituencies.
The functions of the NAG are to:
- Provide strategic guidance and direction.
- Review quality and standards processes for the inclusion of material in the project.
- Contribute to content and function of education modules.
- Advise on health service, system and community issues relating to the EOLE project.
- Ensure that the needs of possible users of the Education Modules on End of Life Care are recognised and addressed within the education resources.
- Maximise collaboration with the project team and the acute hospital clinician community.
- Advise on the marketing and branding of the EOLE project.
- Review and endorse the Project’s structure and content.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following people for their contribution:
- Ms Angie Dalli
- Ms Claudia Virdun
- Dr James Smyth
- Professor Imogen Mitchell
- Ms Jeanette Lacey
- Ms Tegan Brazier
- Ms Michelle Mason
- Associate Professor Kim Devery
- Ms Deb Rawlings
End-of-Life Essentials has had the opportunity to collaborate with The University of Notre Dame Australia to develop the ‘States of Mind’ education module series. This series includes three modules exploring patients states of mind at the end of life:
- Module 1: States of Mind at the End of Life, focusses on describing aspects of psychosocial and existential wellbeing in end of life care.
- Module 2: Understanding Patient States of Mind at the End of Life, focusses on screening for psycho-existential symptoms.
- Module 3: Clinical Management of Anxiety, Depression and More, focusses on the clinical management of anxiety, demoralisation, depression, and existential distress.
In particular, we would like to extend our appreciation to Professor David Kissane for providing EOLE with the opportunity to collaborate and support the Routine Clinical Assessment of Psychosocial and Existential Systems in Palliative Care Project.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has supported EOLE since it commenced in 2015. We continue to collaborate to develop and review education modules based on the Commission’s National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care.
End-of-Life Essentials has recently engaged with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) to support Australian acute hospitals in meeting hospital accreditation standards. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and supporting hospitals in addressing the Comprehensive Care Standard (5) and aspects of the Recognising and Respond to Acute Deterioration Standard (8).
2021 Peer Reviewers and User Testers
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals for participating in the usability testing of our States of Mind Modules. We greatly appreciate their time and expertise:
- Ms Tracey Duggan
- Mr Jonathon Lennon
- Ms Kate Munro
- Ms Helene Hipp
- Ms Jane Appleton
- Ms Cynthia Masters
- Ms Chris Davis
- Ms Bernadette Bowling
- Ms Liz Wright
- Ms Kerryn Greive
- Professor Liz Lobb
- Ms Gabrielle Prest
- Ms Jenny Richards
- Ms Erin Rooney
- Ms Helen Kendrick
- Ms Bronwen Hewitt
We would like to acknowledge the work of our commercial partners in supporting the End-of-Life Essentials Project.