palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets

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Abstract

Careworkers are the largest direct care workforce within Australian residential aged care and community home care and home support. However, the pathway into aged care for careworkers is diverse, with previous employment experiences often unrelated to their carer roles. While a majority have completed a Certificate III in Aged Care, most have limited training in palliative care. Yet many of the people they will care for are approaching the end of life, either their natural life or a life interrupted by a life-limiting illness. Understanding what this means for the person receiving care and for them as a provider of care is essential to providing best care. To support both careworkers and nurses new to palliative care, and nurses responsible for careworker training, we have developed the palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
EventOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019
https://palliativecare.org.au/oceanic-palliative-care-conference (Conference link)

Conference

ConferenceOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019
Abbreviated title19OPCC
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth
Period10/09/1913/09/19
OtherThe 3-day event will explore palliative care as a human right and discuss what can be done to ensure that people from underserved populations have access to appropriate palliative care when and where they need it.

Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers, panellists and presenters have extensive experience to both inform and inspire the audience and open their minds to the possibilities of the future.

With attendees from across the palliative care sector, 19OPCC will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow and prominent research and policy influencers shaping the way we think about palliative care across our region.

You will also hear from those at the coalface of palliative care service delivery, who are driving change to try and help people diagnosed with a life‑limiting illness live as well as possible, regardless of their postcode, diagnosis, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status or place of care.

Come and meet more than 900 clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, and carers and more who all have a passion for palliative care. Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers, panellists and presenters have extensive experience to both inform and inspire the audience and open their minds to the possibilities of the future.
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Keywords

  • Palliative care
  • care workers
  • quality of life (QoL)
  • education and training
  • practice tips
  • Aged care
  • palliAGED

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