Video Library

Welcome to the End-of-Life Essentials Video Library. In this library you will find videos of experts in end-of-life care discuss the importance and benefits of the End-of-Life Essentials e-learning package.

Foundations of End-of-Life Essentials

 

Professor Villis Marshall, Chair of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) talks about the Commission’s National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care and it's relationship to End-of-Life Essentials education for acute hospitals.

Benefits of End-of-Life Essentials 


Professor Robyn Clark, Nursing Acute Care and Cardiovascular Research, Flinders University talks about how the End-of-Life Essentials education enables health care practitioners to build their knowledge on the important aspects of end-of-life care practice.

Dr Deidre Morgan, Palliative Care Lecturer & Occupational Therapist, Flinders University talks about why end-of-life education is needed for health care professionals and the importance of upskilling individuals and teams in hospitals to provide the best care.

Dr Timothy To, Staff Specialist - Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network talks about the benefits of the End-of-Life Essentials resource in providing education to health professionals.
 

Ms Kate Swetenham, Service Director, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services talks about the need to provide training and skills to hospital staff so that they can better understand and address the values and goals of patients at the end of their lives.
Dr Tracey Giles, Senior Lecturer Acute Care Nursing, Flinders University talks about benefits of the End-of-Life Essentials package including the rigorously assessed tools, resources and prompts that clinicians can access anywhere, including in the comfort of their own home.

Professor David Currow, Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University talks about the benefits of the End-of-Life Essentials e-learning for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
 

Dr Christine Drummond, Senior Palliative Care Physician, End-of-Life Clinical Lead, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network talks about the benefits of the End-of-Life Essentials e-learning for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Professor Katherine Clark, Medical Director of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle talks about the benefits of the End-of-Life Essentials e-learning for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Clinical Stories

 

Ms Kate Swetenham, Service Director, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services talks about the importance of communication skills and self-reflection through a past clinical scenario.

Dr Timothy To, Staff Specialist - Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network talks about what's important when caring for people who are nearing the end of their lives including good communication, understanding patients’ goals of care and management of symptoms.
 

Dr Deidre Morgan, Palliative Care Lecturer & Occupational Therapist, Flinders University paints a picture of a patient with terminal cancer and his family member, and the functional ramifications from a joint OT and physio assessment.
 
Dr Tracey Giles, Senior Lecturer Acute Care Nursing, Flinders University reflects on a scenario where the clinical team fulfilled the end-of-life wishes of an elderly gentleman with terminal cancer, and how this provided a positive end-of-life experience, not just for the patient and family, but for the staff involved as well.

Dr Tracey Giles, Senior Lecturer Acute Care Nursing, Flinders University provides another story of a patient approaching the end of life and how working as a team strengthened the care provided for that patient.

Professor David Currow, Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University talks about opening up conversations with patients and families through a real-life example.
 

Ms Kate Munro, End-of-Life Care Coordinator, Hunter New England Local Health District reflects on a story of a patient who was recognised by an emergency department doctor as reaching the end of her life and the positive experience that evolved.

Professor Katherine Clark, Medical Director of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle discusses the importance of patient-centred communication and understanding the wishes of people who are nearing the end of their lives.
 

 

Importance of End-of-Life Essentials

 
Dr Tracey Giles, Senior Lecturer Acute Care Nursing, Flinders University talks about the importance of ensuring all health care professionals have the knowledge and skills to ensure that patients and families get the best possible care at the end-of-life.
 

Ms Kate Swetenham, Service Director, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services talks about the benefits of having a online resource for all clinicians regardless of workplace, that is well referenced and evidenced-based and provides pointers on how to approach difficult clinical scenarios.

Dr Timothy To, Staff Specialist - Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network discusses the importance of providing health care professionals with education to ensure that best practice and good quality end-of-life care is delivered.
   
Professor Robyn Clark, Nursing Acute Care & Cardiovascular Research, Flinders University talks about the importance of death as well as birth.
Dr Deidre Morgan, Palliative Care Lecturer & Occupational Therapist, Flinders University talks about the increasing numbers of palliative care clients seen in hospitals, and the duty of care of health care professionals have to provide these people with the best available evidence-based care.
 

Ms Meg Brassil talks from a consumer perspective about the value of End-of-Life Essentials in making real improvements to the end-of-life care that patients, families and carers receive.
         
Ms Kate Munro, End-of-Life Care Coordinator, Hunter New England Local Health District talks about the importance of the End-of-Life Essentials education to support health professionals who work in acute settings.

Professor David Currow, Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University talks about caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses during the last year of life and the importance of the End-of-Life Essentials education for supporting acute healthcare professionals.
     


 
 



 

What Patients Value

 

Dr Aileen Collier, Lecturer in Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University talks about safety and quality in end-of-life care and what is important to patients in hospital at the end of their lives.

Dr Aileen Collier, Lecturer in Palliative and Supportives Services, Flinders University talks about what is important to patients in hospital at the end of their lives from the perspective of a participant she interviewed as part of her PhD named Esmereldo.
 

An ICU Perspective

 

Ken Hillman, Professor of Intensive Care, Liverpool Hospital discusses the importance of the End-of-Life Essentials online education in relation to the intensive care unit.

Professor Imogen Mitchell, Deputy Dean, ANU Medical School & Senior ICU Specialist, Canberra Hospital talks about communication and what is unique about it in the ICU setting.
 

Professor Imogen Mitchell, Deputy Dean, ANU Medical School & Senior ICU Specialist, Canberra Hospital talks about the importance of teamwork and communication in the ICU setting between all the health professionals involved in the care of the patient.

Professor Imogen Mitchell, Deputy Dean, ANU Medical School & Senior ICU Specialist, Canberra Hospital talks about building a consensus with patients and their families in the intensive care unit.
 

Professor Imogen Mitchell, Deputy Dean, ANU Medical School & Senior ICU Specialist, Canberra Hospital talks about using triggers to initiate conversations at the end of life. She also discusses the opportunities and challenges for recognising dying in the ICU setting.

Professor Imogen Mitchell, Deputy Dean, ANU Medical School & Senior ICU Specialist, Canberra Hospital talks about the 'death-denying' culture that we live in and the challenges this has for the intensive care unit.
 

Self-care

 

Professor David Currow, Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University suggests ways for health professionals to best manage their own needs whilst caring for patients who are dying.


Last updated 06 November 2017