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183067 - Living Longer, dying better: A framework for palliative care in community-based aged care

  • : Online

This activity has been designed to increase general practitioners (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 to ensure safe and effective practice
  • list where you can access new resources and advisory services provided by Advance Care Planning Australia
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Duty of care is maintained

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Relevant data is clearly documented, securely stored and appropriately shared for quality improvement

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Care of older people
    • Residential care
    • Oncology and palliative care
    Partnering organisations

    The Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)

    Activity sponsor

    The Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) and Australian Government Department of Health

    Delivery
    Title
    183067 - Living Longer, dying better: A framework for palliative care in community-based aged care
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1.5 hrs
    Start Date
    01-Jan-2020
    End Date
    22-Dec-2022
    CPD Points
    3 cpd
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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