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Palliative Care Online Training (AHHA)

Online Palliative Care Training Modules

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has been funded by the Department of Health to develop an online training program to help health professionals who provide palliative care to aged persons in the community.

The modules have been developed jointly between SilverChain, AHHA, Just Health Consultants, e3Learning and the DeathTalker, Molly Carlile. In recognition that every person’s needs are unique and that sorting through the emotional and social stresses faced by a dying person and their family can be difficult, these modules will help those working in aged care, acute or primary care, to develop skills and confidence in caring for people at the end of life.

Based on the 'Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting,' (2.06MB pdf) four free online modules have been developed to help:
  • Reflect on the needs of people and their families as they approach the end of life
  • Build screening and assessment skills
  • Develop confidence in having end of life conversations, especially around Advance Care Planning
  • Invest in self care and build resilience
  • Connect to a wider network of experts who can support and assist you   
The four modules take a total of 6 - 8 hours to complete online, and a certificate of completion will be provided enabling application for CPD recognition. This certificate can also be used to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from accredited training organisations to help with progression to a formal qualification.

Two new modules will be launched in July, focussing on recognising the deteriorating patient and pain management. All six modules will be hosted on a new, comprehensive palliative information portal from 1 July 2015.

Further details about the palliative care training can be found on the website www.palliativecareonline.com.au

Last updated 17 January 2017