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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.


PCC Evaluation Report 2017
Palliative Care Conversations - Project Evaluation
Added Tuesday, 3 October 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Education - Learning packages


In 2014, the Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium (SMRPCC) identified the need to assist non-palliative care health professionals in the region to gain an improved understanding and skills in referring to palliative care. The consortium established an advisory group comprising a range of health professionals within and outside the palliative care sector. A comprehensive training resource, including a facilitators guide, PowerPoint slides, a timetable, handouts and a pre-and post-evaluation was developed. The program was piloted, evaluated and a train-the-trainer workshop presented at the 2015 Palliative Care Australia Conference in Melbourne. Following the conference, the program was made available for free to interested organisations.

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services released the ‘Victoria’s End of Life and Palliative Care Framework’ and within this document determined their priority areas. Priority Four, ‘Quality end of life and palliative care is everyone’s responsibility’ emphasises the responsibilities of the whole health sector to possess the skills to have appropriate conversations about end of life and understand how to initiate care and support for people with a terminal illness, their family and caregivers.

In order to address Priority Four of the Framework, the consortium decided to undertake a project to roll out the ‘Palliative Care Conversation’ training across the southern metropolitan region and evaluate not only the individual sessions, but also undertake a follow up evaluation to ascertain whether participation in the training resulted in practice change and to identify any additional barriers.

Please refer to attached document for the final evaluation report for this project.


SMRPCC Annual Report 2017
SMRPCC Annual Report 2016 - 2017
Added Tuesday, 3 October 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Report
Updated: Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Please find attached the Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium Annual Report for 2016 - 2017.

Post PEPA Scholarship2017 Info
Post PEPA Scholarship
Added Thursday, 7 September 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Palliative Approach


The Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium (SMRPCC) is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for attendance at a palliative care course or study day. Health workers across the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR) are eligible to apply. This scholarship aims to encourage health workers to increase their knowledge and skills in palliative care and to take back to their workplace or to achieve post graduate qualifications in palliative care.

If you work in any health-related field within the SMR, have undertaken a PEPA placement or participated in other significant palliative care training (e.g. Palliative Approach Toolkit Training or Decision Assist training) you are encouraged to apply.

You can apply for a palliative care course being held anywhere in Victoria or interstate. The scholarships are to a maximum of $500. You can apply for funds to cover the whole course (if under $500) or as part payment for a course that costs more than $500.

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


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Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce
Added Thursday, 7 September 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Aged Care
Updated: Thursday, 7 September 2017

This forum is specifically for Managers, CNCs and Link Nurses committed to the ongoing implementation of the palliative approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

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


Older People with Cancer Forum Flyer
Older People with Cancer Forum
Added Thursday, 24 August 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Aged Care
Updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017

27th October 2017, Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Presented by the Victorian Care of Older People Clinical Network in partnership with the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services and the Victorian Palliative Care Clinical Network

The forum aims to bring together clinicians from all areas of health care and provide an opportunity to share and develop knowledge capability for Older People with Cancer.

Who should attend: Health Service Consumers and Medical, Nursing Allied Health Staff - all levels of experience and all specialities welcome

Please refer to flyer for further details.


Palliative Care Training in RACF's
Training: Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care
Added Wednesday, 23 August 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Training


Calvary Healthcare Bethlehem is a specialist palliative care provider with many years’ experience in palliative care service provision and training and professional development.

In response to requests for in-house training, the service has developed a series of short training modules to assist RACFs to support the implementation of the palliative approach.

Please refer to attached flyer for further information and contact details.


PATSI Meeting: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
PATSI Meeting: Cultural Diversity in the Workplac
Added Thursday, 3 August 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Aged Care


SMRPCC Clinical Forum 2017 - Fiona Israe
Forum 2017: Care Plan for the Dying Person
Added Monday, 26 June 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Forum
Updated: Monday, 26 June 2017

Care Plan for the Dying Person - Victoria

Presenter: Fiona Israel, Victorian End of Life Care Coordinating Program (VEC)


SMRPCC Clinical Forum 2017 - AKaranikolos,CKeogh
Forum 2017: Chronic illness in Palliative Care
Added Monday, 26 June 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Forum


Chronic illness in Palliative Care
Survey of Staff at Peninsula Home Hospice 2016

Presenters: Angela Karanikolos,C/CW and Chris Keogh, Peninsula Home Hospice Nurse


SMRPCC Clinical Forum 2017 - Robyn Reid
Forum 2017: Get Your Affairs in Order
Added Monday, 26 June 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Forum


SOUTHERN MIGRANT & REFUGEE CENTRE - SOUTH EAST PALLIATIVE CARE

Get Your Affairs in Order

Presenter: Robyn Reid, MND Shared Care Worker, Southern Metropolitan Palliative Care Consortium


SMRPCC Clinical Forum 2017 S Bhagat
Forum 2017: MND Withdrawal of Ventilation
Added Monday, 26 June 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Forum


MND - Withdrawal of Ventilation

Presenter: Sandeep Bhaghat, Palliative Care Physician, Peninsula Health


SMRPCC Clinical Forum 2017 - David Cox
Forum 2017: Volunteer Partnership - Sector Collab
Added Monday, 26 June 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Forum
Updated: Monday, 26 June 2017

SOUTHERN MIGRANT & REFUGEE CENTRE - SOUTH EAST PALLIATIVE CARE VOLUNTEER PARTNERSHIP - SECTOR COLLABORATION

Presenter: David Cox, Coordinator of Volunteers,South East Palliative Care


PEPA Workshop Contemporary issues in palliative care
Contemporary issues in palliative care
Added Tuesday, 28 March 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: PEPA
Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

This FREE workshop is for people who have previously undertaken a PEPA placement and for those working with people with a life limiting illness who are interested in further developing their palliative care skills and knowledge.

Please refer to attached brochure for further details.


Post Death Red Tape
Post Death Red Tap Report
Post-Death Red Tape - How to make it easier
Added Thursday, 23 March 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Community Service
Updated: Thursday, 23 March 2017

Post-Death Red Tape – How can we make it easier for bereaved families to cope?

The Council on the Ageing Victoria (COTA Victoria) has been funded by the Victorian Law Foundation to produce a guide to help people who are struggling with red-tape following a death.

Please refer to attached flyer and report for further information.


National Projects Supporting Palliative Approach
National Projects Supporting Palliative Ap
Added Wednesday, 8 March 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Palliative Approach
Updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

In Australia, there are a number of programs that support the palliative approach. It can be confusing to distinguish these initiatives.

This document aims to provide an overview of some of the main programs and explain their components and purpose.


Aged Care LGBTI Training 2017
LGBTI Training for Aged Care Workers
Added Tuesday, 14 February 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Aged Care


Who is it for?
Agencies in the Southern Metro Region - limited to two (2) representatives per agency, maximum number of participants is 25.

Targeting:
Those who may have missed out on basic LGBTI training when delivered in the region in 2014-2015


Monash Health RESI Inreach Annual Forum 2017
Monash Health: The Goals of Care
Added Monday, 6 February 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Annual Forum
Updated: Monday, 6 February 2017

You are invited to attend the Monash Health Residential In Reach annual forum: 'The Goals of Care'

Please refer to attached flyer for further details.


Disability Fact Sheet 6
Palliative Care & Disability Fact Sheet #6
Added Monday, 16 January 2017 by . SMRPCC. Category: Disability
Updated: Monday, 16 January 2017

Advocating for people with a terminal illness in a group home

Fact Sheet #5: Bereavement in Group Homes
Palliative Care and Disability Fact Sheet #5
Added Thursday, 30 June 2016 by . SMRPCC. Category: Disability


Bereavement in Group Homes

Please click on attached link to view the Fact Sheet.


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