Health Providers

Background

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.

Current Activities:

  •  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.

CLICK HERE! to access the podcast.

CLICK HERE!  for the podcast transcript.  

 

  • 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.

CLICK HERE!  to access the webcast.

 
  • 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.

CLICK HERE! to read the Palliative Care Conversations: Evaluation Report

  • Email update

Our email update comes out every month and provides information on the latest resources, training and events. It is free to subscribe – simply fill in the subscription form.

CLICK HERE! to view previously distributed  Updates 

Resources

For further information please contact:
Email: tanja.bahro@smrpcc.org.au, Consortium Manager.