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Workshop: Compassionate choices: Person first approach at end of life. Solutions to a public health challenge (MACQUARIE ROOM)

Dr Stephen Ginsborg


Kate Maguire Carer, Lived Experience

Dr. Stephen Ginsborg; GP, Board member CCNB and SNPHN

Marika Kontellis; Manager, Community and Service Development CCNB

Anna Buddo Manager Services, CCNB

Interactive Workshop What if we could create care choices at the end of life? What if a dying person had their family, friends working alongside their GP, a community nurse, a trained volunteer and a support worker? What if people felt confident to support their loved one at end of life? This interactive workshop will encourage participants to explore these questions and envision a model in their own context. A model of care where universal access to palliative care choices is possible. The presenters will speak about the barriers to GP engagement and lack of GP engagement. An innovative and sustainable person first business model will be proposed. Presenters will share their “work in progress” local model that is based on a person first, compassionate community framework. The model positions the person as the expert in their own care and the GP as an enabler, building the care confidence of family, friends, volunteers and support workers. A Care Coordinator brings it all together providing advice, support and quick response at their time of need. Participants can expect to better understand how this model to palliative care, end of life care and bereavement aligns with current and emerging Australian public policy and funding . Using a SWOT Analysis, participants will work to identify the barriers to delivering palliative care in their own community and come away with practical tips for redesigning or improving palliative care choices in their own community. Compassionate Communities; Final Report 2018 ,NOUS Group

Earlier Event: October 13
Concurrent Session (EVANS ROOM)
Later Event: October 13
Concurrent Session (Bligh/Phillip Room)