An education day for local Health Service staff covering a wide variety of palliative care and end of life care topics has attracted over 70 participants.
The Palliative & End of Life Care Education Day is being held here on Thursday (21 November) and is being presented jointly by the Far West Local Health District and PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach).
Topics to be presented include End of Life Models of Care, Palliative Care in Aged Care, Palliative Approach in Chronic Care, Death, Dying and Grieving, Self Care and Talking to People about Advanced Care Planning.
A number of Allied Health professionals will also be presenting on nutrition, speech and swallow assessments and the role of occupational therapy in palliative care.
“This day is designed to bring health professionals up to date with the best practice in palliative and end of life care,” said Melissa Cumming, Director Cancer and Palliative Care, Far West Local Health District.
Staff from aged care facilities, General Practice, Primary Health Care, the hospital and allied health students will be attending.
“We are very thankful to PEPA for sponsoring this very informative program of palliative care education for our staff and community,” said Ms Cumming.