In early 2016 the project team commenced education and awareness sessions with clinicians and clinical services. The focus of these sessions was identification of patients who may be in their last year of life; and the importance and need to have early and ongoing goals-based discussions with this patient group around end-of-life care. These education sessions will continue during the course of the pilot project.
An electronic version of this education package is available at: Serious Advanced Illness.pptx
In addition to, and to support the presentation above, the MyNetCare team commissioned the filming of two videos with senior clinicians working in the Newcastle region. These videos are designed to support clinical staff in discussing end of life care and management.
Educational Videos developed by the MyNetCare Project Team
Dr. Peter Saul, Intensive Care Staff Specialist, Calvary Mater Newcastle
In this video Dr. Saul provides conversation starters and talking points for Clinical Staff to assist them with opening early, and continued discussions with patients who may be approaching their end of life.
Kate Munro Better, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Better End of Life Care, Hunter New England Area Health Service
In this video Kate Munro discusses the importance of improving communication with patients who may be approaching the end of their life; and provides clinical advice on how nurses can engage our patients in meaningful conversations with our patients.