Older people have families too: how to care for them
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.
Member $200, Non-member $280, Job Rep $190
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