Masterclass: Advanced Dementia and Palliative Care

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This workshop is led by Dr Janet Turnbull, geriatrician/palliative care consultant.   She explores the often-difficult transition to palliative care for people with advanced dementia and the workshop has been designed for clinical health professionals and community and social care workers and volunteers working with palliative patients and family/whānau. 

The Masterclasses take a case study approach to dealing with prognosis, assessment of pain, the deterioration of physical, emotional and psychological processes, and caring for people as they approach the end of life.   Scenarios from practice will be used to problem solve and share solutions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To have an increased understanding of the physical, psychological and behavioural issues associated with people with an advanced dementia
  • To be able to utilise clinically proven tools to assess pain and distress in the person with advanced dementia
  • To have a good understanding of the importance of advanced care planning in this patient group and the need for clear and relevant support and information for family/whānau.
  • To understand the differences between dementia, delirium and terminal restlessness
  • To be able to identify appropriate strategies to manage complex symptoms including withdrawal of inappropriate treatments and know the patient is nearing end of life.
  • To acknowledge and appreciate the ethical challenges in care of this patient group.


Malvina Major, 134 Burma Rd, Khandallah6 September
8:30am - 4:30pm
$180.00 - Masterclass: Advanced Dementia and Palliative CareLogin