The new Advance Project Dementia provides practical, evidence-based training and resources that make it easier for aged and primary care professionals to initiate courageous end-of-life conversations and assess the palliative care needs of people living with dementia.
Specifically designed for clinicians, managers, and care staff in aged and primary care settings, The Advance Project Dementia Toolkit builds greater confidence and skills in advance care planning and palliative care. The dementia specific training and resources are informed by literature reviews and extensive input and feedback from the expert advisory group, GPs, nurses, allied health professionals, aged and primary care managers, care staff, and people living with dementia and their families.
To enable more people to benefit, the Advance Project team are looking for champions or educators working in aged care or primary care who are interested in taking part in a train-the-trainer or mentoring program. The free, flexible, and brief interactive training sessions are held online in small groups via videoconference and led by a specialist palliative care nurse. Some face-to-face sessions may be possible.
As a champion of the Advance Project Dementia and to take part in the train-the-trainer program:
The train-the-trainer and mentoring program aims to enable you and other staff in your workplace to use the free Advance Project Dementia resources and eLearning to build your teams confidence in advance care planning and palliative care for people living with dementia.
The ultimate goal of The Advance Project Dementia is to enable people living with dementia to have the opportunity to express their needs and preferences for care at the end of life and have access to palliative care and support for their families and carers.
To participate in the train-the-trainer program, please contact AdvanceProject@hammond.com.au