End of Life Care is a significant role
of General Practice with many patients facing a progressive life limiting illness choosing to be cared for and, if possible,
to die at home.
This care inevitably requires the input of a GP with support from other community based services such as a palliative care team and community nurses. Supporting and encouraging GPs to offer or continue providing palliative care is not only important for individual patients and their families but for the health system and the whole community.
All Australians should be supported to consider and be provided with the opportunity to specify the type of care they would like to receive at the end of life.
These online End of Life Care modules, produced by GP Partners Australia, aims to build the capacity and skills of General Practitioners in caring for adults with a progressive life limiting illness and provides a framework for patient ‘shared care’ with Specialist Palliative Care Services in metropolitan and peri-urban Adelaide to assist in addressing this.
Confidently provide end of life information to patients
Review an Advance Care Directive and Resuscitation Plan 7 step Pathway
for end of life care to enhance the safety and quality of patient care
Describe key components in the hierarchy of decision making process
for end of life care
Discuss the role of a substitute decision maker
Duration: 2 hours
End of Life Care
This course is provided free of charge to all Registrars
and General Practitioners
Approved for 4 RACGP Category 2 QI&CPD points
in the 2017-19 triennium