Planning dementia care
through case conferencing
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It is also important to provide the GP with up-to-date written information on the resident’s clinical status, prior to the case conference, including the reason that the staff consider a case conference necessary, topics to be discussed, outcomes expected (eg, a medication change or advance care plan) and indicating if additional assessments are needed by the GP.
Follow up a phone invitation to the GP with a fax, as a formal measure to ensure practice staff book the case conference into the GP's appointment schedule.
A few days before the case conference, telephone the practice to check that the GP will be attending.
After the case conference, forward to the GP a copy of the consent and notes from the case conference for the GP’s records and so (s)he can claim the case conference item number.
Last updated 02 September 2015
Understanding Each Person's Needs
Facilitated Case Conferencing
Why Use Facilitated Case Conferencing
Advance Care Planning
New or Worsening Symptoms
Case Study - Fred Wisp
Functional or Clinical Status Decline
Case Study - John Alland
Return to RACF or home
Case Study - Lenore Anderson
Poor Appetite or Decreased Oral Intake
Case Study - Joan Prentice
Family Distress or Disagreement About Care
Case Study - Antony Paparo
Preparation for Facilitated Case Conferencing
Planning - Attendance
Gather Relevant Information About the Person
Conducting a facilitated case conference
Role of the chair
Engaging Families / Carers
Communication - prognosis and end of life issues
Forms and Tools