Healthy dying for people with disability (HD4PWD) supports people with intellectual disability at the end of life. It supports people’s goals and delivers the best possible outcomes in life and death.
The program does this through:
Communicating for end of life - a toolkit is a set of practical resources to build disability service providers’ and health service providers’ capacity and capability. It’s built around five elements – shared:
Communicating for end of life - a toolkit and learning module.
CareSearch, the leading national palliative care knowledge network, has partnered with Li-Ve Tasmania to develop and provide free access to the Healthy Dying for People with Disability resource Communicating for end of life- a toolkit and learning module. The evidence-based resource includes practical tools and a reflective practice learning module to build capacity and guide care for people with disability at the end of life.
Free access to primary care nurses
The Australia Primary Care Health Care Nurse Association (APNA), the peak body and professional membership association for all nurses working outside of a hospital setting, has partnered with Li-Ve Tasmania to provide free access to primary care nurses, who are critical in enhancing and complementing the care provided by GPs, to the Healthy Dying for People with Disability resource- Communicating for end of life – a toolkit and a practice review video to assist in putting the tools into action.
Working together for best possible outcomes
The risk of adverse events and preventable harm is reduced when everyone works together to support a person with intellectual disability at the end of their life.
The Communicating for end of life toolkit is for:
Communication is key
Great communication is important to ensure safe, coordinated and continuous care at end-of-life.
Great communication supports person-centered care. Person-centered care:
Alignment with national safety and quality standards
The recommendations in the toolkit align with the following national quality and safety standards:
If you would like to talk to the team about training in the use of the toolkit in your workplace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6227 5400 and ask to speak to the Healthy Dying for People with Disability Team.
Download the complete tool kit or individual resources.
Need more info?
Have a question? We're happy to help. Contact the HD4PWD team email@example.com.
The toolkit is made possible through funding from the Department of Social Services Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.
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