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Online palliative care training

  • by Kate Bowman
  • February 17, 2021

With many palliative care volunteer services operating at a reduced capacity, many volunteer managers are looking for ways to keep their volunteers engaged. This educational resource is a good opportunity to enhance their knowledge of palliative care.

This palliative care educational resource is accessible online and is completely free of charge. It includes the knowledge, skills and values that are required to communicate and contribute to the care of clients in the community who have a life limiting illness and/or are approaching the final stages of the normal aging process.

While this resource has been designed to complement the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community, the information would also be relevant to palliative care volunteers more broadly. New volunteers especially might find it useful.

This package of online training is comprised of two groups of modules:

  • Modules 1 – 4 are based on the COMPAC best practice guidelines known as ‘The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting’
  • Modules 5 – 6 are skills modules covering pain management and recognising deteriorating clients.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and was developed by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.

Please click here to go to the training and for more information.

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