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General Practice and Primary Care Workshops

1 day and evening information (Evening workshops have been rescheduled to October)

1 day: 10am - 3pm. Registration 9.30am

Dates and Locations:

  • 24 July Launceston Mt Esk, Southern Cross Care,38 Station Rd, St Leonards TAS 7250
  • 31 July Hobart St Anns Homes 142 Davey St Hobart 7000
  • 2 August Legana Presbyterian Care 1-9 Freshwater Point Rd, Legana TAS 7277
  • 9 August Somerset Yaraandoo Hostel Southern Cross Care 1A Cardigan St, Somerset TAS 7322
  • 14 August Sorell One Care Ltd. Rubicon Grove, 89 Club Drive, Dort Port Sorell TAS 7307
  • 11 September Glenorchy. Barossa Park Lodge 17A Clydesdale Ave, Glenorchy TAS 7010
  • 18 September New Norfolk Corumbene Nursing Home 13-21 Lower Rd, New Norfolk TAS 7140

Evening Workshops 6pm-8pm. Registration 5.30pm ~ PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES~

Locations and Dates:

  • 3 October Launceston: Venue to be confirmed
  • 5 October Hobart: Venue to be confirmed

All sessions will have refreshements served.

Health professionals and aged care workers aim to provide care that is patient-centred and delivered in line with a person’s goals, beliefs and preferences, particularly as people age and become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions. Advance Care Directives and a Palliative Approach are essential for facilitating this specialised care. In recognition of this Decision Assist and Palliative Care Tasmania are delivering a series of free workshops to assist primary health care providers improve knowledge, skills and confidence in advance care conversations and implementing a whole workplace approach.

1 day workshop content:


The fundamentals of Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care: 10-12pm

  • Advanced care Planning and Palliative Care terminology
  • What are advance care directives and what do we do with them?
  • A whole team approach to advance care planning and palliative care, what is your role?
  • Communication – how do we have the difficult conversations?


Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care for health care providers; diving deeper: 12.45 – 3pm

  • What are the benefits of Advanced Care Directives?
  • What are your roles and responsibilities?
  • How can you communicate effectively about a person’s goals and values to inform practitioners about appropriate future medical treatment?
  • How can you incorporate ACD’s into your workplace and routine care?
  • What are the legal requirements?

Evening workshop content:
Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care in General Practice

  • Demonstrate the use of Medical Goals of Care in the community
  • Use the MGoC form as an effective communication tool
  • Implement a whole team approach to Advance Care Directives and Palliative Care
  • Incorporate ACD’s into your workplace and routine care?
  • Access information regarding the legislative aspects of Advance Care Directives

These workshops have been created to meet a range of people providing different responsibilities of care and everyone is welcome to attend the session that most suits their learning requirements.

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