Introduction to Palliative Care & Palliative Approach for Personal Care Attendants
One day workshop – Cost TBC
Course 1: Thursday 22nd April, 2021, 8:45am – 5:00pm
Course 2: Thursday 9th September 2021, 8:45am – 5:00pm
This course aims to provide Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) working in aged care facilities, disability or other community care providers, with an introduction to palliative care.
It explores the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, and gives an overview of some common issues that confront clients and carers on a day-to-day basis.
The course incorporates guidelines for a palliative approach to care.
Topics include the following
● Aims and Philosophy of Palliative Care/ Palliative Approach
● Advance Care Planning
● Common Palliative Care Symptoms
» Nausea and vomiting
» Bowel and urinary symptoms
» Nutrition and Hydration
● Grief and Loss
● Communication Skills
● Dying Process and End of Life Care