AHHA calls for participants to pilot Palliative Care Training

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Palliative care is a vital component of Australia’s health care system, aiming to improve the life of those who have a life-limiting illness, their families and carers.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) through its business arm, JustHealth Consultants (JHC), invite agencies across Australia to participate in a pilot to test the online educational modules designed to encourage uptake and use of the “Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting”.

The modules have been developed by JHC in partnership with the Silver Chain Group, e3Learning, and several highly qualified experts, including the 2012 International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Educator of the Year Award winner, Molly Carlile.

The modules will assist health professionals who provide palliative care to aged persons in the community to implement the principles of the Guidelines in their practice. The design and content of the four modules are:

Module 1 A palliative approach to care
Module 2 Providing and delivering care to clients and carers
Module 3 Delivering a palliative approach for Aged Care in the community setting
Module 4 Planning and Assessment.

The Project Director, Terrie Paul said, “interested agencies are asked to select up to 3 frontline staff who deliver palliative care in the community to pilot test the online modules. We are particularly keen for nursing staff, clinical specialists and personal care staff to be part of this important pilot, scheduled to commence February 2013.

“Each participant will need to spend a total of 6 - 8 hours on the set of four modules. As the educational modules will be available online, access to an internet-enabled computer is essential.

Participants will be able to record their participation as Continuing Professional Development and a record can be sent to evidence time spent on this activity. The contribution of each organisation will be acknowledged in the published educational materials”, Ms Paul said.

To register your interest in participating in the Pilot study, please click HERE:

For more information please see the attached media release or  contact Terrie Paul, Director, AHHA JustHealth Consultants tpaul@ahha.asn.au, phone 02 6162 0780