Palliative and End-of-Life care are not often seen as part of subacute care, but increasingly clinicians are caring for individuals in their final stages of life when specialist palliative and end of life services are not available.

TRACS WA are delighted to be collaborating with the Cancer Council’s Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) team on a series of Communication Skills Education videos for Health Professionals.

This scenario based training resource has been produced by the PaSCE Communication Program Faculty in collaboration with clinicians from acute care, community and aged care sectors, in response to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. They enable the viewer to observe clinical conversations with patients, family members and carers regarding Goals of Patient Care, Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life discussions. The videos provide an opportunity for health professionals to view and learn from communication in action, as demonstrated by experienced doctors, nurses and social workers, with a simulated patient, relative or carer, more information availalbe in brochure here.  We have been supporting this work with the development of facilitator’s guides to use in clinical training for small groups of health care workers.

PaSCE also run excellent workshops aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of palliative care in all settings and have a large repository of useful resources on their website.