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The End-of-Life Essentials Project
Many Australians will receive care at some point during the last year of their life in a hospital and many of these people will end up dying in hospital. The End-of-Life Essentials project provides e-learning modules and implementation resources for hospital clinicians. Designed for nurses, doctors and allied health working in any acute care practice setting, these modules look at end-of-life care. The package has been prepared by the palliative care team at Flinders University. It is free to use and can be easily accessed from anywhere in Australia.
You can find out more at our interim webpages. A new website is coming. It will be released in late April.
End-of-Life Essentials challenges health care professionals to consider end-of-life as the period when a patient is living with, and impaired by a fatal condition, even if the trajectory is uncertain or unknown. This period may be 12 months or more before death. Clinical opportunities are optimised at 12 months before death allowing planning for quality of end-of-life care and time to engage in meaningful conversations that allow for patients and their family to discuss their preferences.