From: $0.00 (GST incl.)
The workshop has been designed for experienced clinical health professionals – GPs, nurses, community and social care workers working with palliative patients and family/whānau.
Cost: $190 (gst incl.)
This workshop is led by Dr Janet Turnbull, geriatrician/palliative care consultant. She explores the often-difficult transition to palliative care for people with neurodegenerative disorders and advanced dementia. The workshop has been designed for experienced clinical health professionals – GPs, nurses, community and social care workers working with palliative patients and family/whānau.
The Masterclass takes 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.
- To have an increased understanding of the physical, psychological and behavioural issues associated with people with an neurodegenerative disorders and advanced dementia
- To be able to utilise clinically proven tools to assess symptoms and distress in the person
- To have a good understanding of the importance of the transition from chronic to end of life care in this patient group and the need for clear and relevant support and information for family/whānau
- 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