This Palliative Care Week, we highlight the availability of existing resources, to support general practitioners to provide relevant information and tools to their patients and carers with life limiting conditions to support their decision making, as well as opportunities for health professionals to access further training.
Quality Improvement Toolkits provide practical step by step guides to support general practice teams to implement quality improvement activities. GCPHN has published the Advance Care Planning (ACP) Toolkit. The aim of this toolkit is to provide a simple and practical guide for general practices to increase the number of advance care planning documents completed with patients as a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activity.
The Advance Care Planning Toolkit is available online with an ACP CQI example template to support practices to implement a quality improvement activity that could meet PIP QI requirements by identifying eligible patients with the opportunity to increase the number of ACP discussions to start the completion of advance care documents. For more information see https://gcphn.org.au/QI-Toolkits
To support the ACP toolkit implementation, GCPHN developed the Planning Your Future Care Today, developed for consumers, which has easy-to-understand information about advance care planning. The guide has five simple steps to complete ACP requirements in Queensland and is available as a booklet or as an online resource.
End of Life Care Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) has developed an online resource that identifies tips for self-care. Self-care is important for everyone, particularly for those providing end of life care. Regardless of who you are, these are five things that you can do for self-care. Grab and grow – Online self-care tool.
The toolkits contain relevant tools and resources for individuals, services and facilities working with end-of-life patients. This includes End-of-Life toolkits and the Working Together Toolkit which provides useful information for all health professionals working in the aged care sector.
Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast PHN, in collaboration with Queensland Health and The University of Queensland, have developed the Palliative Care ECHO program, allowing primary care professionals to learn from palliative care experts, in an interactive and supportive way, through one-hour on-line sessions held monthly. Register to attend the sessions.
Gold Coast HealthPathways is a web-based platform offering clinicians locally relevant information to make the right decisions for and with their patients. The Palliative Care HealthPathways aim to improve service navigation, are evidence-based and promote care coordination and referral pathway options for the Gold Coast region.
Please note – to gain access to Gold Coast HealthPathways, please request access here.
Click on the links to register for the online webinars.
|How to Have Conversations about Dying and Grief
26 May 2022, 10:00am-11:00am
Conversations about dying and grief are important but can be hard.
|Talking to Children about Dying
26 May 2022, 11:30am-12:30pm
Children and teenagers experience grief too.
|What Matters Most to Me?
25 May 2022, 6:00pm-7:00pm
A discussion about ‘What is important to someone at the end-of-life phase’ and Advance Care Planning.
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