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Designed for: General Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners

Series: RACEPC Communicate | General Practitioner (GP) & Nurse Practitioner (NP) Series

Title: Your Tools and Strategies for Navigating Complex Family Dynamics in Residential Aged Care


Good communication is always the key to success, but complex family dynamics and how to ‘navigate’ is often tricky. Even with fundamental differences, it is usually possible to agree with some compromise on core values and goals of care, whilst maintaining a palliative approach that prevents and relieves suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment, and treatment of pain, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

This workshop aims to provide tools and strategies to navigate complex family dynamics to ensure that a patient is provided with exceptional palliative care and their dignity and suffering is addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Strategies to address complex family dynamics.

2. Tools to use for successful communication in conflict or emotional situations.

3. Identify the importance of successfully navigating complex family dynamics.

Presented By:

MPaCCS Palliative Care Consultant.

MPaCCS Senior Social Worker, Social Worker & Clinical Nurse Manager. MPaCCS is a metropolitan mobile specialist palliative care team that works collaboratively with General Practitioners and other health professionals to ensure superior outcomes. They can assist the following facilities:

• Mental health and psycho-geriatric.

• Residential aged care.

• Residential disability.

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical service.

MPaCCS also provide a palliative care consultancy service to the Pilbara in collaboration with WACHS.