Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Clare Holland House, 5 Menindee Drive Barton, ACT
Event detail 

The aim of the GP Palliative Care Workshop is to develop a greater understanding of the palliative approach to care and its application in general practice.

The interactive workshop will be facilitated by clinicians with extensive palliative care experience.

The Workshop is the result of a collaboration between Capital Health Network (CHN) and the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA). Funding has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. PEPA has been providing a range of funded clinical education activities, including tailored workshops throughout Australia for over 14 years.

Workshop will cover:

  • Key strategies for identifying individuals in the general practice setting who may be approaching the end of life;
  • Strategies for communicating with patients and families about prognosis and goals and preferences for care;
  • The principles of end of life care, including assessment and management of pain and other common symptoms;
  • Resources to support general practitioners to provide end of life care; and,
  • Self-care strategies to effectively manage the personal issues related to working in this field.
Session detail 

Time: arrive at 5:30pm for 6:00pm start.

Refreshments: light meal will be provided.

For further information contact:

  • ACT PEPA Manager, Clare Holland House - Nursing Services, Roslyn.Kirk [at] calvary-act.com.au
  • Karen Innes-Walker, PEPA National Coordinator on 07 3138 6121 or k.inneswalker [at] qut.edu.au
Guest speaker 
Dr Suharsha Kananthigoda, Medical Director of ACT Specialist Palliative Care