Education and training

Empowering aged care and health workers

Decision Assist aims to empower aged care workers and GPs with knowledge of palliative care and advance care planning relevant to their situation.

Decision Assist develops and delivers accessible and industry-appropriate palliative care and advance care planning training packages suitable for different cultural and faith based perspectives to the aged care sector. Decision Assist also provides packages of educational resources for GPs in the area of advance care planning and palliative care.

Aged care webinars

Decision Assist presents a series of webinars to guide you through the fundamentals of advance care planning and palliative care. If you didn't catch the webinars live, you can watch the recordings on your own time.
  • Webinar

    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning (ACP), how ACP can benefit your clients, and ways you can integrate ACP into their care.

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    Advance care planning – how to

    Decision Assist

    Understand how to recognise when an ACP discussion is relevant, be able to talk about ACP in general terms with your clients and know where to access further resources.

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    Grief, trauma and loss

    Decision Assist

    Understand the impact of changing health on people and their families, assist people with loss and provide referral to support services.

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    We’re all different

    Decision Assist

    Recognise that people have varying beliefs and values, use conversational tools to discover the ways people differ, and find information about different cultural perspectives.

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    George wants resuscitation

    Decision Assist

    Appreciate that people have choices in the care they want, be able to assist in making choices and be comfortable with people’s decisions.

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    Jane does not want to go to hospital

    Decision Assist

    Recognise that people may not all want the same level of care, know where to refer people for assistance and understand your role and responsibility in assisting people with their choices.

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    Marjorie is breathless

    Decision Assist

    Learn about ways to make people more comfortable, understand patient choices and recognise other team members’ roles.

Other online training resources

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    Australian Nursing and Midwifery online tutorials

    Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

    The ANMF have produced nine online learning tutorials for members to freely access, including Palliative Care, Mental Health, Aged Care and Advance Care Planning.

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    Advance Care Planning: Have The Conversation

    AMA Victoria

    A free training resource from AMA Victoria that helps Victorian doctors to discuss end of life decision making with their patients.

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    Rural and Remote Medical Education Online

    The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

    The College’s Online Learning platform - Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO) provides whole-of-career support for Australian medical practitioners. The system is easy to use, and is continually being reviewed and revised. Innovations, such as Tele-Derm and 150 Shades of Radiology, help users keep pace with the demands of the medical profession.

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    gplearning - RACGP’s online portal

    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

    gplearning is the RACGP’s online portal that provides general practice education. These education modules provide support to GPs caring for the palliative needs of older patients in the community and residential aged care.

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    Culture-centred care of people with life-limiting conditions

    Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U)

    Online learning modules for health professionals providing information about provision of appropriate palliative care to that responds to the specific needs of people with life-limiting conditions.

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    Palliative Care Online Training course

    Various

    Helping health professionals providing palliative care to aged persons in the community to implement the principles of the Guidelines in their practice. This project is funded by the Department of Health and is developed jointly between Silver Chain, AHHA, Just Health Consultants, e3Learning and the DeathTalker; Molly Carlile.

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    Enhancing Palliation In Patients With Advanced Cancer in Rural Australia

    Medical Oncology Group of Australia Inc.

    This program is designed for general practitioners and health care workers in rural and remote areas of Australia and provides online materials including case studies and voice over PowerPoint presentations for didactic modules relating to palliative cancer treatment modalities, making decisions about palliative cancer treatments, multidisciplinary care.

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    Culturally appropriate palliative care - kit

    National Palliative Care Program and Australian Government Department of Health

    Online resource kit providing strategies and training material to support staff in mainstream health services to provide culturally appropriate palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.