Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Facility Managers, Allied Health Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and Aboriginal Liaison Officers.
Series: RACEPC Communicate | Facility Challenge Series
Title: Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care
Residents with a life limiting illness, staff, families, and facilities all benefit from delivering a palliative approach, through the prevention of suffering by the means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and physical, psychosocial, and spiritual care.
Palliative care focuses on a multidisciplinary approach, ensuring all staff are prepared to care. This short session aims to increase staff confidence and ability to identify and deliver a palliative approach. It outlines palliative care needs, tools, and strategies to care for your resident.
Staff will further benefit from the other Facility Challenge Series topics.
1. Define a palliative approach and identify when it should be used.
2. Identify tools to embed a palliative approach into your facility.
3. Describe what palliative care is in a residential aged care facility setting.