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GRPCC eNews No40 - August 2019
 
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Life and Death Matters 

The GRPCC eNews Life & Death Matters is circulated bi-monthly to provide you with current information regarding the GRPCC and its members, including upcoming education and training. If you have been forwarded the GRPCC eNews from a colleague or friend and would like to receive your own copy, click on the subscribe button below
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Welcome to this eNewsletter-
  • GRPCC
    • GRPCC -  review
  • Education and events
    • The Time of Dying
    • PEPA Palliative Approach in Sub-Acute Environments 
    • Gippsland Paediatric Palliative Care 
    • Culture Centred Care Workshop
    • Oceanic Palliative Care Conference
  • Resources and information 
    • New bereavement resource for working with indigenous peoples 
    • Taking action to manage delirium 
    • GRPCC CPG Guidelines
  • In the news/ research
    • Unique Case of Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome in Palliative Care
    • It's Just Not Cricket - Palliative
    • One Plus One: Ranjana Srivastava 
    • Addressing a Patient’s Hope for a Miracle
  • Newsletters
GRPCC

On the 25th June 2019, the GRPCC partnered with Safer Care Victoria (SCV) and the Gippsland PHN to present ‘The Gippsland Palliative and End of Life Care Forum’. The one day forum, facilitated by Palliative Care Physician, Melanie Benson,  was attended by 80 health professionals including nurses , GP’s, and Allied Health.  The forum program took the form of a case study, that followed the palliative care journey of a patient, with a particular focus on communication. 

In response to the District Nursing & Palliative Care Professional Development Framework and Skills Matrix project data, the GRPCC engaged Banksia Palliative Care to run a comprehensive 1-day short course in June 2019.  The three workshops held in Warragul (2) and Bairnsdale (1) were attended by 77 nurses and allied health professionals, working in the acute or community settings with an interest in palliative care. 

Stage One of the ‘Strengthening after-hours support for clients having palliative care in Gippsland’ project has commenced with scoping underway of the current after hours practice in palliative care services after-hours service providers. A small survey will be sent to the palliative care services and GP practices in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye out for that.  

The GRPCC has been accepted to present at the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth in September.  Carol will be doing an oral presentation the Deceased Resident File Audits project and Anny will have a poster presentation on the District Nursing & Palliative Care Professional Development Framework and Skills Matrix project.  If you are attending the conference, make sure you come along and check out the exciting work that the GRPCC has been doing.
Education & Events

The Time of Dying

Following the success of the Time of Dying forums last year, we are pleased to announce that Melanie Benson,  Palliative Care Physician based with the Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consultancy Service, will be doing another road trip around the region in September and October.  This year the forums will highlight anticipating and managing the dying phase including: recognition; communication; medication management; and palliative sedation.  the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Care Navigator will be available to discuss voluntary assisted dying.

Bairnsdale

Date:        Monday 2nd September 2019 
Time:        6:30pm-9:00pm (registration and light meal from 6:00pm)
Location: Bairnsdale Sporting & Convention
                 117 Great Alpine Rd, Lucknow
Cost:        Free

Wonthaggi - SOLD OUT

Date:        Tuesday 17th September 2019  
Time:        6:30pm-9:00pm (registration and light meal from 6:00pm)
Location: Wonthaggi Workmans Club
                 75 Graham Street, Wonthaggi
Cost:        Free

Traralgon

Date:        Tuesday 8th October 2019  
Time:        6:30pm-9:00pm (registration and light meal from 6:00pm)
Location: Gippsland PHN, Chess Room
                 11-13 Seymour St, Traralgon
Cost:        Free

A live webinar stream will be available for the Traralgon workshop.
 
Warragul

Date:        Tuesday 15th October    
Time:        6:30pm-9:00pm (registration and light meal from 6:00pm)
Location: Monash School of Rural Health
                 Sargeant Street, Warragul
Cost:        Free
Click here to register for the Bairnsdale Workshop
Click here to register for the Wonthaggi Workshop
Click here to register for the Traralgon Workshop
Click here to register for the Traralgon Workshop - Live Webinar
Click here to register for the Warragul Workshop

PEPA Palliative Approach in Sub-Acute 


This PEPA workshop, designed for health professionals working in the sub-acute environment (HARP, RIR, DN, Haemodialysis, TCP, Practice Nurses etc.) will allow attendees to acquire knowledge, skills and confidence in providing palliative care for people with a life-limiting illness, and their families.

Topics include:

  • What is the palliative approach?
  • Life limiting illnesses
  • Assessment and care planning
  • Managing common symptoms
  • Supporting the psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients
  • Advance Care Directives and the Medical Treatment Planning & Decision Act
  • Caring for the professional caregiver
Traralgon

Date:        Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Time:        9.30 - 3.30 (registration from 9.00am)
Location: Bridges on Argyle
                 84-90 Argyle Street, Traralgon
Cost:        Free

Bairnsdale

Date:        Monday 9th September 2019
Time:        9.30 - 3.30 (registration from 9.00am)
Location: Monash School of Rural Health
                 Crn Victoria St & Day St, Bainrsdale
Cost:        Free

Click here to register for the Traralgon workshop
Click here to register for the Bairnsdale workshop

PEPA Culture Centred Care Workshop  

Health Professionals working in Aged Care are invited to attend this Culture Centred  Care Workshop. Topics covered will include: how cultural values and world views affect experience and expectations of palliative care; how to elicit culturally significant information in a sensitive way;
how to plan for the culturally relevant needs of clients, families and friends; and how to identify when a communication problem is occurring and apply effective strategies to resolve it.

Sale

Date:        Wednesday 18th September
Time:        9.30 - 3.30 (registration from 9.00am)
Location: Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Gippsland Multicultural Service
                 100 - 102 Buckley Street, Morwell
Cost:        Free

Click here to register

Paediatric Palliative Care workshop 

Following the success of the Paediatric Palliative Care Forums  in 2017 and 2018, we are pleased to announce that Royal Children’s Hospital as part of the Quality Improvement Collaborative in Paediatric Palliative Care National Education project will once again be coming to Gippsland.  Doctors, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals are invited to attend this workshop which will focus on palliative care, symptom management, ethics, communication and psychsocial and bereavement support

Sale

Date:        Monday 28th October 2019
Time:        9.30 - 3.30 (registration from 9.00am)
Location: Conference Room, Central Gippsland Health 
                 155 Guthridge Parade, Sale
Cost:        Free

Leongatha

Date:       Tuesday 29th October 2019
Time:        9.30 - 3.30 (registration from 9.00am)
Location: Education Building, Gippsland Southern Health Service
                 66 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha
Cost:        Free

Click here to register for the Sale Workshop
Click here to register for the Leongatha workshop

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

In September 2019 the palliative care sector will gather in the beautiful location of Perth, Australia for the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference #19OPCC, formerly the Australian Palliative Care Conference.

Proudly hosted by Palliative Care Australia, the Conference will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, policy influencers and those involved in the latest research and thinking about palliative care and end of life care on a national and international scale.

The 2019 conference will be held at Perth Convention Centre from 10–13 September 2019.

The GRPCC will be presenting at the conference on the Aged Care Pathways project and the Skills Matrix project.

Click here visit the conference website and for registration details

Resources



New bereavement resource for working with indigenous peoples 

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) has a new Guide “Working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Grief and Bereavement”, to help practitioners better understand cultural practices around bereavement and grief in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Click here view Working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Grief and Bereavement

Taking action to manage delirium 

Improving recognition of delirium and triggering better clinical responses has led to a steep reduction in the use of anti-psychotics on the ward H at Monash Casey. Anti-psychotics are sometimes prescribed to people overnight, not because they are psychotic but because one side effect is sedation.    

The Monash Casey team on Ward H is leading the statewide collaborative in using the 4AT delirium screening tool for every new admission. At Monash, an assessment of potential delirium leads to a chain of other actions, such as incorporating the information into the patient’s individualised care plan. They also take a  multidisciplinary to reduce the delirium severity.

Click here view the 'Taking action to manage delirium' media release from SCV

GRPCC CPG Guidelines

The GRPCC Clinical Practice Group (CPG) has produced multiple guidelines and documents to assist health professionals and carers in recognising and delivering evidence based practice in palliative care.
The importance of evidence based practice cannot be underestimated in the palliative care environment, whether in the community, in residential aged care, or the inpatient setting.  

The CPG has recently reviewed and updated the following guidelines. 

Advanced Care Planning guidelines       
Palliative Care Service Access & Management flow chart for GPs
Verification and certification of death
Palliative Care Anticipatory prescribing guidelines           

Click here view the GRPCC CPG Guidelines
In the News / Research

Unique Case of Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome in Palliative Care
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
 
New Rochelle, NY, June 4, 2019—The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms, including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a hyperemesis syndrome with chronic use. Because this is a rare syndrome, case reports are important. A new case study has surprisingly shown that stopping cannabis use may not be necessary to alleviate cannabis hyperemesis syndrome [read more]
 
It's Just Not Cricket - Palliative
Podcast  by Glynn Greensmith with Krystal Wallis on ABC radio

The Biography Project – what is it like to sit with people as they see the end of their life right in front of them? Krystal Wallis runs a biography program for Eastern Palliative Care in Victoria. Over ten years they’ve recorded over a thousand stories of dying people, and passed them on to their families. What does it do for the patients, and their families? What must it be like for the volunteers? A great and inspirational story. [click here to listen]
 
One Plus One: Ranjana Srivastava 
www.abc.net.au

As an oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava has spent a lot of time looking after people at the end of their lives. Her work has led her to contemplate how people can get the most out of life, and how they can have a good death. [click here to watch]
 
Addressing a Patient’s Hope for a Miracle
Myrick C. Shinall Jr., MD, PhD, MDiv, Devan Stahl, PhD, MDiv, and Trevor M. Bibler, PhD, MTS

Ill patients may make decisions to continue aggressive life-prolonging care based on hope for a miraculous recovery, and clinicians can find goals of care discussions with these patients extremely challenging. Thus, palliative care providers may be asked to help in these discussions. The concept of ‘‘miracle’’ can express a multitude of hopes, fears, and religious commitments. Effective, sensitive engagement requires the palliative care provider to attend to these variegated hopes, fears, and commitments. This case presents a typology of ways patients express hope for a miracle along with analysis of the motivations and beliefs underlying such hopes and suggestions for tailored responses by palliative care providers. [read more]
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