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6h CPD

Caring for older people's families: meeting the challenges

Dealing with a patient’s family/carers in challenging situations is a regular occurrence for health care workers. 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 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, ?’

  • ‘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 designed for ALL nurses offers a structured session covering many of the skills required to communicate effectively with families/carers while advocating for their patients.


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



 Date Venue Sessions
 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 ANMF Melbourne Start Date: 06/11/2019 09:30:00 am
End Date: 06/11/2019 16:30:00 pm
Venue: ANMF Melbourne Presenter: Assoc Prof Rosalie Hudson