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Advance Care Planning in a pandemic

Date: 12-11-2020 19:00:00 to 20:00

When November 12th 2020 7.00pm-8.00pm 
Where Online Webinar

This case-based COVID-19 update will focus on Advance Care Planning (ACP).  It will cover COVID-19 ACP considerations for patients who are vulnerable and/or have impaired decision-making abilities, the importance of updating ACPs, what palliative care looks like for a COVID-19 patient and exploration of relevant HealthPathway links and resources.  This session will also address the importance of delivering culturally appropriate care in this challenging time and will conclude with a panel discussion and interactive Q&A session.

This session will cover the following learning outcomes:

  • Engage patients, especially those who are vulnerable, and their families/Enduring Guardian in an informed discussion to establish and review Advance Care Plans relevant to COVID-19
  • Develop knowledge of current Advance Care Planning resources
  • Support patients with Advance Care Planning in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Demonstrate an increased awareness of current local palliative care guidelines for patients with COVID-19


Presented by:

Dr Louis Christie, Palliative Care Service Senior Medical Officer, Western NSW LHD Palliative Care Services
Louise Brown, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer/Aboriginal Health Worker Palliative Care

Additional Panellists: Dr Ai-Vee Chua, GP & Tabitha Jones, COVID-19 Project Response Coordinator

Target audience:         GPs, GP Registrars, Nurses, Aboriginal Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Medical Students, Specialists, Allied Health Professionals and other health professionals with an interest in this topic are welcome to attend


6.55pm       Login for a 7.00pm start

7.00pm       Welcome and Introduction

7.05pm       Culturally Safe Advance Care Planning (Louise Brown)

7.20pm       ACP Education presentation (Dr Louise Christie)

7.50pm     Panel Discussion/Q&A (Louis & Louise will be joined by Dr Ai-Vee Chua and Tabitha Jones)

8.00pm       Evaluation and Close

Further information: Erica Gilbert  t 0428 311 887

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