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Discussing End of Life - Workshops for Nurses, Care Coordinators, GPs and Carers (TAS)

Doctor and patient discussing advance care planning

Discussing End of Life

Workshops for Nurses, Care Coordinators, GPs and Carers
Facilitated by Sharon King, MDiet, GDipHNutr, BHealth, CertIVTAE.

This workshop, held near Launceston, includes interactive group discussions. There will be practical learning based on case scenarios on having discussions of concerns and wishes for end of life care. Participants will be invited to consider how advance care planning discussions can be incorporated into practice systems.

Refreshments are provided. Please arrive at 5.30pm for commencement at 6pm.

Topics include:

Advance Care Directives – Principles and Practice

  • Understanding the benefits of Advance Care Planning
  • Tasmanian ACD document
  • Substituted decision making in Tasmania
  • Ethical and legal questions
  • Role of the doctor and clinical decision making
  • Implementing into practice

Difficult conversations

  • Introducing advance care planning
  • Triggers to initiate discussions
  • Providing non-judgemental and supportive care

After these sessions attendees will:

  1. Have a better understanding of the principles of advance care planning
  2. Be familiar with the Tasmanian Advance Care Directive
  3. Understand substituted decision making options in Tasmania
  4. Be able to discuss end of life wishes and advance care planning with patients and/or families
  5. Feel more confident responding in difficult conversations
  6. Have a greater understanding how Advanced Care Planning and End of Life conversations can be integrated into routine practice


Please contact Cadorna House directly on: (03) 6327 1631

For more information, contact Sharon King: