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6h CPD

Older people have families too: how to care for them

Registered NurseEnrolled Nurse


Dealing with a patient’s family or carers in challenging situations is a regular occurrence for nurses. There are many questions that arise:

  • ‘What do we do when the families won’t allow us to… (give pain medication, refer to palliative care, or withdraw treatment)?’
  • ‘How do we resolve family uncertainties about…  (sending their relative to hospital, end-of-life care planning, medications)?’
  • ‘How do you tell a family member about an unexpected death, particularly over the phone at night?’
  • ‘How do you run a family meeting, particularly when there’s family conflict?’
  • ‘How should we involve families in care planning?’
  • ‘How do you conduct a family assessment, e.g., to establish various roles and relationships?’
  • ‘What do you do when there is NO family?’

Nurses caring for older Australians need skills, education and encouragement to facilitate family support. This seminar offers a structured session covering many of the skills required to communicate effectively with families and carers while advocating for their patients.

This course is suitable for registered nurses and enrolled nurses.

Please note: This course is currently scheduled to be delivered face to face at ANMF Victorian Branch, 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.  Face to face delivery is subject to change dependent on the COVID-safe conditions and restrictions in place on the course delivery date. 

Member $200, Non-member $280, Job Rep $190



 Date Venue Sessions
 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 ANMF Melbourne Start Date: 04/10/2021 09:30:00 am
End Date: 04/10/2021 16:30:00 pm
Venue: ANMF Melbourne Presenter: Assoc Prof Rosalie Hudson