South Australian advance care directive and palliative care workshops

Carer having tea with senior women

Free Workshops 

Health professionals and aged care workers aim to provide care that is patient-centred and delivered in line with a person’s goals, beliefs and preferences, particularly as people age and become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions.

Decision Assist is delivering a series of workshops in South Australia, in partnership with Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN. Workshops will aim to improve participants knowledge, skills and confidence in advance care conversations.

They will also explore ways to better identify and provide palliative care to people in a timely and effective way.

Topics covered include:

  • What are advance care directives (ACDs)?
  • What are your roles and responsibilities?
  • How do you communicate effectively about medical treatments, advance care directives and end-of-life care?
  • How do you support your patient through the ageing process and palliative care?
All health care professionals from general practice, aged care, allied health and community agencies are invited to attend these interactive sessions.

Current locations and dates:
  • Cove Civic Centre, Hallett Cove - 20 June, 2017 
  • Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh - 21 June, 2017
  • Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln - 22 June, 2017 
  • Gawler Barossa Jockey Club, Gawler & Barossa - 12 July, 2017 
  • Murray Bridge Community Club, Murray Bridge - 18 July, 2017 
  • Sfera's Park Suit and Convention Centre, Modbury - 19 July, 2017
  • Comfort Inn Silver Birch Motel, Mt Gambier - 19 July, 2017 
  • Quest Whyalla, Whyalla - 25 July, 2017 
  • Victor Harbor Golf Club, Victor Harbour - 25 July, 2017 
  • The Standpipe: Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta - 26 July, 2017 
  • GP Plus Health Care Centre, Port Pirie - 27 July, 2017 
  • Clare Country Club, Clare - 8 August, 2017 
  • Renmark Club, Renmark - 10 August, 2017 

Register to attend here.