Palliative care is that part of healthcare provided to people who have a progressing illness that will lead to death.
Cure is no longer the goal of treatment. Maintaining the best quality of life possible though the effective management of symptoms becomes the priority.
If you would like to view more information about palliative care go to Palliative Care Victoria
Education Available in the Grampians region
The Grampians Regional Palliative Care Team (GRPCT), offer a range of palliative care related topics GRPCT Education Calendar
Some education events offered by GRPCT have been recorded and are avaialbe for viewing. Go to GRPCT Education Videos
- Oncology and Palliative Emergency Study Day (2012)
- Prostate cancer study day (2011)
- Sexuality at end of life (2011)
- Do we know what our patients want and do we respect it? (2011)
- PALLIATIVE SEDATION is it euthanasia by stealth? (2011)
- Pain Management in Palliative Care (2011 & 2013)
Free Online Modules in Palliative Care
Centre for Palliative Care:
Palliative Care: Getting Started provides a detailed introduction for health professionals caring for people and their families living with a life-threatening illness.
The module is evidence based, promotes best practice and includes links to relevant resources valuable for your clinical practice. For further inforamtion go to Palliative Care: Getting Started
The Palliative Care Online Training. This online portal has been funded by the Australian Government and developed in consultation with the Australian Heatlhcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), and Silver Chain Training, with input from industry and other specialists.
For further information go to Palliative Care. Online Training