Eastern Palliative Care General Practitioners 4 Workshops Series 2022

Eastern Palliative Care General Practitioners 4 Workshops Series 2022

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Eastern Palliative Care

1st Floor, Building 2

630 Mitcham Road



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Improve your understanding and management of Palliative Care in the community. Workshops run 6.30pm-7.30pm @EPC Mitcham Office or via Zoom

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Workshop 1 - May 24

- In person (refreshments provided) or Webinar (via Zoom)

Dying Well at Home

In keeping with the theme of Palliative Care week (Sunday May 23-Saturday May 29) which is “It’s Your Right”, we will present a session about what dying at home looks like. This session will discuss collaboration between GPs, specialists and Eastern Palliative Care (EPC), anticipatory medicine prescribing to allow end of life care in the home environment, and other practical elements, including personal care support, verification and certification of death, and support that is provided by EPC in bereavement.

Workshop 2 - May 31

- In person (refreshments provided) or Webinar (via Zoom)

Managing Urgent Palliative Care Issues in the Community

Clients with life limiting illnesses may develop urgent symptom management issues at home. This session will consider the assessment and management of palliative care emergencies, particularly when clients or their families prefer to remain in the community.

Workshop 3 - June 30

- In person (refreshments provided) or Webinar (via Zoom)

Decision Making at End of Life

This session will use a case study to explore some ethical issues that the palliative care team encounters on a daily basis. The discussion will highlight end of life decision making and how it influences care delivery.

Workshop 4 - July 14

- In person (refreshments provided) or Webinar (via Zoom)

Opioids in Palliative Care

This session will provide information about currently available opioids in Australia, their use in patients with palliative care needs in managing distressing symptoms of pain and dyspnoea, and what guides our selection of opioids for individual patients. Discussions about medicolegal aspects of opioid prescriptions will also occur.

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