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Conducting a deceased resident file audit
PATSI: How do we know how well we do palliative c
Added Monday, 22 January 2018 by . SMRPCC. Category: Aged Care


Please refer to attached flyer for details of the next PATSI meeting.

The session will be delivered by Carol Barbeler, Palliative Aged Care and Disability Resource Nurse Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC.

Target audience: Specifically for Managers, CNCs and Link Nurses committed to the ongoing implementation of the palliative approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.


PATSI: Recognizing and responding to deterioration
PATSI: Recognizing & Recognize & respond to deteri
Added Monday, 22 January 2018 by . SMRPCC. Category: Aged Care
Updated: Monday, 22 January 2018

Please refer to attached flyer for details of the next Palliative Approach Toolkit Support Initiative (PATSI)meeting.

This session will be delivered by Carol Barbeler, Palliative Aged Care and Disability Resource Nurse Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC.

The intended audience is Residential Aged Care Facility Care Workers & Enrolled Nurses.


PEM PROGRAM 2018
PEM PROGRAM 2018: APPLICATION
Added Thursday, 18 January 2018 by . SMRPCC. Category: Motor Neurone Disease


  • Learn best practice in the management of MND
  • Create new networking opportunities Understand the needs of MND clients with respect to palliative care
  • Increase your knowledge and skills about MND
  • Gain expertise in your own professional discipline around the management of MND and palliative care
  • Participants will spend 3 days at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem and 1 day at Motor Neurone Disease Victoria.

    Please refer to attached flyer for further program details and application information.


MTPDA: CMcNamara
Presentation: MTPDA
Added Wednesday, 20 December 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: DHHS
Updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Presentation given by Claire McNamara on 5 Dec 2017 on changes to the Medical Treatment Planning & Decision Act.

Disability Fact Sheet: The Process of Dying
Palliative Care and Disability Fact Sheet #7
Added Friday, 1 December 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Disability


The Process of Dying

Please click on attached link to view the Fact Sheet.


Monash MTPDA Info Session
Information Session: Medical Treatment Planning &
Added Wednesday, 8 November 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Seminar


Monash Medical Centre invite all Health professionals to attend an information session: Medical treatment planning and decisions Act 2016

Guest Speakers from DHHS and Office of The Public Advocate.

Please refer to attached flyer for further details and registration link.


Palliative Care Training Day
Palliative Care Training Day
Added Thursday, 2 November 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Education - Competencies


On Tuesday 5 December, the Southern Metropolitan Palliative Care Consortium will be holding an education day at Sandy by the Bay, Sandringham. Please refer below to details.

Workshop One: Consent for Medical Treatment Act

The law on consent for medical treatment will be changed significantly on the 12th of March 2018. This has implication for a wide range of health providers, including allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, etc.
It is your responsibility as a provider of health services to know about these changes and prepare for them.
Presenter for this session will be Claire McNamara, Office of the Public Advocate.
Please refer to attached flyer for registration details.

Workshop Two: Abnormal Mental States and Palliative Care

Dr Dianne Clifton has been a senior consultant psychiatrist and Medical Director of Psychosocial Cancer Care at St Vincentís Hospital and Caritas Christi.
She has been active in research related to delirium and the reactivation of post traumatic memory and has presented internationally in this area.
Dr Clifton lectures frequently on cancer issues and the psychiatric aspects of medical illness and runs short courses on these topics.
For registration details to this very interesting session please refer to attached flyer.

Dr Dianne Clifton has been a senior consultant psychiatrist and Medical Director of Psychosocial Cancer Care at St Vincentís Hospital and Caritas Christi.
She has been active in research related to delirium and the reactivation of post traumatic memory and has presented internationally in this area.
Dr Clifton lectures frequently on cancer issues and the psychiatric aspects of medical illness and runs short courses on these topics.
For registration details to this very interesting session please refer to attached flyer.


Abnormal Mental States & Palliative Care
Abnormal Mental States & Palliative Care
Added Thursday, 2 November 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Education - Competencies
Updated: Friday, 3 November 2017

Dr Dianne Clifton has been a senior consultant psychiatrist and Medical Director of Psychosocial Cancer Care at St Vincentís Hospital and Caritas Christi.
She has been active in research related to delirium and the reactivation of post traumatic memory and has presented internationally in this area.
Dr Clifton lectures frequently on cancer issues and the psychiatric aspects of medical illness and runs short courses on these topics.
For registration details to this very interesting session please refer to attached flyer.


Medical Treatment and Planning Act Changes
Medical Treatment and Planning- changes to the ac
Added Thursday, 2 November 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Education - Competencies
Updated: Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The law on consent for medical treatment will be changed significantly on the 12th of March 2018. This has implication for a wide range of health providers, including allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, etc. It is your responsibility as a provider of health services to know about these changes and prepare for them.

To register for an information session on important changes to the Act please refer to attached flyer.


Disability Awareness in Palliative Care
Disability Awareness in Palliative Care
Added Wednesday, 4 October 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Disability


Understanding issues for people with intellectual disabilities at End of Life

    This workshop is aimed at staff:
  • who provide health services for people in group homes
  • who have previously undertaken a PEPA placement
  • working in specialist palliative care community services
  • who work in palliative care inpatient and consultancy services

For further information and registration details please refer to attached flyer.



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