Palliative care for people with dementia

Palliative care for people with dementia

A video recording of a seminar presentation by Ed Gaudoin – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service (MPaCCS), on 20 October 2015, for WA DTSC.

Overview of presentation:

  • MPaCCS main brief – Assess the patient’s medical situation and psychosocial needs, advise and educate the staff looking after the resident, for as long as the staff require assistance.
  • Early referrals are encouraged (before problems escalate).
  • The service is NOT just cancer focused. Most of the time, we are handling patients with dementia, non-malignancies (cardio-vascular, respiratory, diabetes, end stage kidney and liver disease, HIV etc) or who are frail aged.
  • Provide mentoring backup for RACF staff after the staff have attended a Talking About End Of Life education program

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