Palliative Care is everybody’s business. The Victorian End of Life and Palliative Care Framework articulates the responsibility of all health care providers to provide the palliative approach and to refer to specialist palliative care services when necessary. This can be difficult, because the palliative care system is complex and having the conversations about referral can be difficult for some patients.
Meditation & Mindfulness
These are difficult times. Many of our clients will be very anxious about the chance of becoming infected with a deadly virus. Many people will be worried about their loved ones and finding isolation difficult. With this in mind this webcast will attempt to cover the basic concepts and language around Meditation and Mindfulness in the hope that it may provide some strategies that will be useful and give health professionals a way of providing information about this that could help. It may also offer health professionals some strategies for self-care.
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Health Professionals: Caring for Your Mental Health & Wellbeing (podcast)
This 22-minute podcast discusses the mental health and well-being of health professionals generally, and nurses in particular, during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The experiences of those on the front line of care will be challenged as never before and this podcast provides information, strategies and tools to assist health professionals to prioritise their own wellbeing and self-care.
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What is Palliative Care? (webcast)
This webcast explains palliative care, including the types of supports and services offered from palliative care providers and how palliate care can empower patients, their carers and loved ones. It also promotes early referral and briefly explains the referral processes and models of care.
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Palliative Care Conversations Training
In-house training is available for health and community organisations in the region.
This 1.5 hour training session provides and overview of what palliative care is, how to refer to the right service and how to have the important conversation with the patient and family.
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- Consider the Carer, a resource for clinicians to better understand financial and practical pressures for carers
- Palliative Care Conversations, a train the trainer resource to improve referrals to palliative care by training other health professionals
- Symptom Assessment Scale guidelines (developed by PHH and RDNS)
- NDIS and Palliative Care: Fact sheet for health providers
- The Palliative Care Advice Service is a phone-based service for anyone seeking specialist guidance and advice about life-limiting illness. It’s for those living with the illness and those who support them, such as family, friends and neighbours and all healthcare workers. To contact the Palliative Care Advice Service call 1800 360 000 or visit for further information.
For further information please contact:
Email: [email protected], Consortium Manager.