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End-of-life care can happen in any part of the hospital system, End-of-Life Essentials have produced four new eLearning modules to assist professionals in increasing their capacity and confidence in end-of-life care. Kim Devery, Project Lead of End-of-Life Essentials, discusses the new education models.
In a multicultural country like Australia, the way people grieve and mourn the death of a loved one varies. Dr Georgia Rowley from ELDAC shares her research and personal experiences on death, bereavement and grief and the myriad factors that can influence the outcomes.
Up to 11% of Australians are of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity. However, accessing appropriate health and aged care services remains difficult for many older LGBTI Australians. Samantha Edmonds of the National LGBTI Health Alliance discusses current initiatives and the work that still needs to be done in providing inclusive, person-centred aged and palliative care services.
Every six seconds, one person with diabetes dies. Professor Trisha Dunning from Deakin University discusses the importance of end of life care for people with diabetes, and of talking about and normalising death.