End-of-life care education: Design from the national agenda

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    Major national policy initiatives are invaluable for translation into curriculum and educational innovation. The 2015 National Consensus Statement: essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care (the Consensus Statement) by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) provided the impetus and framework for a major education initiative, led by Flinders University.
    This talk will outline the complex, dynamic and collaborative work underpinning the End-of-Life Essentials project. Drawing on the conceptual four-dimensional curriculum framework developed by Lee, Steketee, Rogers & Moran, the talk will demonstrate how a coherent and reflexive approach was used to link educational practice with national policy initiatives as well as workforce and interprofessional practice.
    The talk will focus closely on the four-dimensional curriculum framework. This conceptual map will be presented and discussed. First, the Consensus Statement guidelines provided the ‘big picture’ decisions that actively shaped and drove the pedagogy. Second, the development of learning outcomes and the understanding of what happens in professional practice added another dimension to the curriculum. Third, the pedagogy behind the online education will be presented. Rather than hinder the learning, online design and the use of metacognitive education principles aimed to produce a highly self-reflexive learning environment. Finally, discussion will outline the delivery and logistics of the project.
    Issues/questions for exploration or ideas for discussion:
    To date over 2,500 doctors, nurses and allied health professionals have completed the online learning with 60,000 visits to the projects web site resources.


    ConferenceAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference 2017
    Abbreviated titleANZAHPE 2017
    OtherAustralian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Annual Conference is organized by Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) and would be held during Jul 11 - 14, 2017 at Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

    Overview :
    This Course focuses on transitions; from the educational impact of large scale transitions in society, health care and culture, to the focused personal transitions that underpin learning and professional identity formation, to leading planned transitions in educational practice. Exploring transitions requires we engage in reflection, scholarship and research, connecting theory and evidence with educational practice. It requires we connect the academy with clinical service and the broader societal expectations of our professions.

    The 2017 ANZAHPE conference with its theme of transitions is relevant to all health professionals involved in education across the continuum from pre-qualification to continuing professional education. In being about responding, changing, innovating and learning the theme of transitions puts its finger on the pulse of health professional education. We invite you to participate in a multi-professional conference sure to be alive with big ideas, thorny dilemmas, engaging debates and new vistas.
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    • End-of-life care
    • Education
    • Pedagogy
    • Online education


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