Southern Nurse Network Meeting, Flinders University, Thursday, 22. August 2019

For Practice Nurses and Staff
The Southern Nurse Network provides an avenue for Primary Health Care Nurses working in the southern and central areas of Adelaide to share ideas, network and expand their knowledge regarding education specific to their needs.
Topic: Supporting Elderly Access to Homecare & Advance Care Planning
This education session will focus on enabling primary care nurses to provide support to elderly patients at their practice and help them to access home care packages. The session will provide an outline on advance care planning and advance care directives. The presenters will discuss the components of good advance care planning and how to use conversation starters as a guide to formulating a comprehensive advance care plan.
Learning outcomes

Identify differences between aged care programs and understand how each program caters for different clients care needs.

Discuss pathways to accessing each program.

Explain the importance of advance care planning as a part of routine care and the person’s healthcare journey.

Discuss how to use an advance care planning approach in the workplace and understand practice nurses role in promoting it.

Outline advance care directives and discuss the legal framework.

6.00pm – 6.30pm Registration and dinner6.30pm – 7.15pm Presentation - Home Care Packages7.15pm – 7.30pm Networking7.30pm – 8.15pm Presentation - Advance Care Planning8.15pm – 8.30pm Q & A, evaluations & close
Patricia GardnerRN CommunityServices CoordinatorResthaven
Julie ArmitagePalliative Care ImprovementCoordinatorAdelaide PHN
Lyn McVeePalliative Care ImprovementFacilitatorAdelaide PHN
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This activity is supported by funding from the Adelaide Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN program

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