Palliative Care Masterclass Series

An in-depth exploration of complex topics

A webinar series of 6 education sessions running from 28 April to 25 November 2021 and relevant for all medical, nursing and allied health professionals, GPs, practice nurses and aged care professionals. 

The Palliative Care Masterclass series is hosted by Dr Peter Allcroft, Palliative Care Consultant Flinders Medical Centre, Senior Palliative Care Clinical Lead – Rural Support Service.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) — 28 April 2021

Session 1 of the Palliative Care Masterclass Series: Motor Neurone Disease (MND) a discussion of complex management issues and treatment recommendations.

Presenter: Dr Peter Allcroft
Palliative Care Consultant, Flinders Medical Centre and Senior Palliative Care Clinical Lead, Rural Support Service.

Audio only version

Evaluation form

Session evaluation forms can be completed on your computer, tablet or phone.Session 1 Evaluation Form OR scan the QR Code below

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Aged Care & Palliative Care — 27th May 2021

Session 2 of the Palliative Care Masterclass series: An in-depth exploration of complex Aged Care Palliative Care topics, presented by Dr Timothy To, Palliative Care & Aged Care Consultant, Head of Unit, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services

Presenter: Dr Timothy To Head of Unit, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services


Audio only version

Evaluation form

Session evaluation forms can be completed on your computer, tablet or phone.
Session 2 Evaluation Feedback Form OR scan the QR Code below

Session 2 Evaluation Feedback Form QR Code

Suggested resources from the Aged Care & Palliative Care Masterclass video

End of Life Direction for Aged Care — ELDAC 

ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.

CareSearch, Palliative Care Knowledge Network 

Providing evidence based information about palliative care for everyone

The Palliative Care Bridge - Educational resources for health professionals

The Palliative Care Bridge delivers innovative educational videos and resources on palliative care by respected experts and specialists in their fields.

Understanding Dementia MOOC - Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre | University of Tasmania (utas.edu.au)

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care.


What is a Good Death? — 24 June 2021

Session 3 of the Palliative Care Masterclass series: What is a good death? E​xplores experiences of dying and how to support a good death.

Presenters

  • Rebecca Whittaker
    Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, Limestone Coast Local Health Network
  • Presenter: Liz Fallas
    Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, Limestone Coast Local Health Network
  • Presenter: Linda Dunbar
    Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network

Audio only session 3

Evaluation form

Session evaluation forms can be completed on your computer, tablet or phone.
Session 3 Evaluation Feedback Form OR scan the QR Code below

Suggested resources from the "What is a Good Death?" Masterclass video

Opioid Calcul​ator App 

This opioid equianalgesic calculator is designed for specialist and general medical practitioners as well as for medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain.

End of Life Essentials

This website provides online learning opportunities and practice resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.

Vital Talk

VitalTalk makes communication skills for serious illness learnable​ with evidence-based trainings empower clinicians and institutions.


Paediatric Palliative Care — 26 August 2021

Presenters:

  • Dr Nicholas Mills 
    Registrar, Paediatric Palliative Care Palliative Care,
    Women’s and Children’s Health Network
  • Presenter: Sara Fleming
    Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Service Director, Paediatric Palliative Care,
    Women’s and Children’s Health Network

Audio only session 4

Evaluation form

Session evaluation forms can be completed on your computer, tablet or phone.
Session 4 Evaluation Feedback Form OR scan the QR Code below

Suggested resources from the Paediatric Palliative Care Masterclass video

A Practical guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics (green book)

Coordinated by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane,  is a national resource incorporating care for both children with cancer and non-cancer conditions, providing a valuable educational resource for clinicians.

Caring Decisions

This handbook has been compiled by the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, to help families who are facing decisions about life support for their seriously ill child. The handbook is based on their own experience of caring for families, of the ethical and practical questions that families face, and based on research with parents who have been through such decisions.

QuoCCA (Quality of Care Collaborative Australia)

The Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA) project provides online paediatric palliative care education to health professionals in urban, rural, regional and remote areas who may care for children and young people with palliative and end-of-life care needs.


Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Strategy 30 September 2021

Session 5 of the Palliative Care Masterclass series Is a first conversation around the implementation principles and considerations of the South Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

Presenters:

  • Dr Christine Drummond
    Acting Director of Medical Services, for the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service.
  • Kate Swetenham
    Service Director of Southern Adelaide Palliative Services


Audio only version

Evaluation form

Session evaluation forms can be completed on your computer, tablet or phone.
Session 5 Evaluation Form OR scan the QR Code below


Rehabilitative Palliative Care — 25 November 2021

Presenters:

  • Dr Deidre Morgan, Occupational Therapist

Palliative masterclass series information and schedule