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117722 - Living Longer, dying better: A framework for palliative care in community-based aged care

  • : Online

 

This category 2 activity has been designed to increase GPs’ capacity to manage the care of older Australians with advanced progressive chronic conditions living in the community including private homes and residential aged care facilities (RACFs). 

The activity will cover the contemporary scope of palliative care and how to implement a framework of care based on patient condition. Suggestions on where GPs may access resources and advisory services will also be provided. 
 

Relevance to General Practice

In Australia, the demographics of death and the processes preceding it are changing. People are living longer often with multiple chronic conditions and most die expected, rather than sudden, deaths as a result of these conditions. The majority of people report that they would like to die at home, although most die in hospital. 

Given that most people die an expected death, it stands to reason that death can be planned for and required care delivered in a pre-emptive fashion. 

GPs are optimally placed to deliver this care and are central to its success. Undertaking this learning activity will increase GPs’ capacity to manage proactively and systematically the care of older patients living in the community and, when appropriate, implement safe and effective palliative care based on best practice principles for these patients. 


 

Learning outcomes
  • explain the contemporary scope of palliative care and its importance in supporting the clinical management of older Australians
  • discuss how to implement a framework of care, based on prognostic trajectories, to proactively determine the palliative care needs of older Australians
  • list where you can access new resources and advisory services provided by Decision Assist
  • Delivery
    Title
    117722 - Living Longer, dying better: A framework for palliative care in community-based aged care
    Location
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Start Date
    27-Nov-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1.5 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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