The intended outcomes include:
- Understanding palliative care delivery and services in a Tasmanian context
- Understanding palliative care is core business in aged care
- Understanding the key considerations for end-of-life planning – communication
- Understanding the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive
- Understanding and recognising decline
- Understanding considerations for vulnerable populations
- Understanding the importance of nutrition to maintain well-being and role in palliative care
- Supporting the community including bereavement care
- Understanding the resources to support you and your clients
- Increasing knowledge of importance of Self-Care
The key learning outcomes will provide a broad understanding of palliative care and Tasmanian services. They will explore the role that community services and aged care have now, what they are currently doing, and then discuss potential roles and the implementation of a more supportive framework to enhance palliative care in the community.
Through learning opportunities, those working directly with the community can play a more pivotal role in supporting dying members as part of the communities of care approach to palliative care. This is done through initiating advance care planning, supporting caregivers, increasing communication with other service providers (GPs, community and palliative care services), understanding bereavement and providing resources on palliative and end of life care.