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Aboriginal Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Program

Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are registered nurses or midwives working in the Victorian public health sector may apply for a scholarship. The scholarships are targeting areas of:

  • palliative care (Cherie Waight scholarship)
  • aged care/renal dialysis/chronic disease/oncology/diabetes
  • other postgraduate nursing and midwifery courses

Applications are due 24 February 2016

Aboriginal Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Program 2016

Application form Aboriginal Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Guidelines 2015-2016

End of Life Pathways

Monday August 10th, 2015

You can find here the response from the Centre for Palliative Care to the demise of the UK End of Life Pathways program: Centre for Palliative Care _ Victorian End-of-Life Care Coordinating Program (VEC)

9 week free online course on dementia

Monday August 3rd, 2015

The University of Tasmania’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, draws upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. You can obtain more information about the course and sign up for it here.

Carers kit now ready for use

Wednesday July 15th, 2015

The new and improved Carers Kit is now available! The kit has instructions to help carers by providing simple instructions on how to perform basic tasks safely, including how to use bath and shower stools and how to help people in and out of cars. Available: Carers Kit_Web Individual pages are available for download in the Health care workers/resource page of this website

Updated LMRPCCS Education Calendar

Wednesday July 8th, 2015

LMRPCCS Education Calendar 2015 v5 is the go-to education calendarfrom the Loddon Murray Region Palliative Care Consultancy Service. The courses are also on the calendar of this website.

LMRPCC has moved

Monday July 6th, 2015

We have moved from Castlemaine Health to Bendigo Health. Our new contacts are:

Susan Morgan, Manager, Mondays to Thursdays

susan.morgan@bendigohealth.org.au, ph 5454 9214, mobile 0447 526 626

Bronwen Machin, Admin Assistant, Monday’s and Wednesdays

bmachin@bendigohealth.org.au, ph 5454 9215, mobile 0438 867 183

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – new self management action plans

Thursday June 11th, 2015

Lung Foundation Australia has just released its updated COPD Action Plan.

Action plans are a valuable self-management tool to guide patients in recognising when their symptoms change and what action they should take at that time.

The latest version has included a ‘Feeling Sick’ section to make it easier for patients to know when to commence antibiotics or prednisolone. The three-page PDF also includes a step-by-step guide to writing a COPD Action Plan which will assist General Practitioners who are new to using them.

The plans are available as an editable PDF or in RTF to be imported in to medical software and are available here:

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Palliative Care Emergencies study day

Thursday April 30th, 2015

Will be held on Tuesday 26 May from 9.30 to 3pm at the Foundry Hotel, 2 Old High Street, Bendigo. Registration and details are in this brochure:Registration_Pall Care Emergencies_a

The easiest way to claim Carers allowance

Monday April 27th, 2015

Palliative Care Victoria and Palliative Care Australia have been advocating to make it easier for people to lodge an intent to claim a Carers Allowance or Carers Payment with the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. The Department has provided them with some helpful steps to reduce the delays and frustrations that have been experienced while they are working on ways to improve the system: Process to Lodge Intent to Claim Carers Allowance or Carers Payment – April 2015

Audit report on palliative care in Victoria

Wednesday April 15th, 2015

VAGO’s report on Palliative Care has been tabled in Parliament. The report can be obtained here: 20150415-Palliative-care