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Palliative Care Education Videos

Palliative Care Education Videos

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Let’s Get to the Bottom of IAD and PI’s in Aged Care

Thursday 8 June 2023

This webinar is designed to help you understand the implications of pressure injuries(PI’s) and incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and how these apply to the new Department of Health and Aged Care quality indicators introduced on the 1st April 2023.

In this webinar, participants will:
• Find out more about the scope of the problem in aged care
• Identify the difference between IAD and PIs
• Learn about prevention and management strategies for IAD


Dr Michelle Gibb | Founder and Director of Wound Specialist Services

Michelle is a nationally and internationally recognised wound expert and nurse leader with a passion for improving patient outcomes. Michelle has a Doctor of Philosophy, Masters of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), Masters of Wound Care, Bachelor of Nursing and almost 20 years’ career experience in the specialty of wounds in a range of health service contexts. Michelle is a key opinion leader in the specialty of wounds and is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through her caring and compassionate approach combined with advanced skills gained through extensive experience and education.

Managing Pain: A Comprehensive Collaborative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Wednesday 7 June 2023

This webinar focuses on the issue of pain in the frail RACF resident. Topics include assessing and recognising pain in the cognitively impaired (including the use of non-verbal pain scales), safe and appropriate prescribing in the frail and elderly, managing pain at the very end of life and opioid conversion principals. Home visiting physiotherapist, Seyed Majlessi, discusses the new model of addressing persistent pain and the collaboration needed for successful outcomes. We also touch on what to look out for to reduce medication misadventures and miscommunication during patient transfers, particularly between hospital and the RACF.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess, recognise and respond to pain in the cognitively impaired patient (including the use of non-verbal pain scales)
  • Formulate safe and appropriate prescribing in the frail and elderly patients
  • Implement pain management at the very end of life
  • Examing opioid conversion principals including different formulations, strength and routes of administration
  • Discuss new strategies to manage chronic pain


Professor Katherine Clark | Clinical Director of Palliative Care, NSLHD
Professor Clark is the current Clinical Director for Northern Sydney Local Health District. Katy is a Palliative Care physician who has worked as a clinician, manager, teacher and researcher in palliative care.

Dr Sara Qayyum | Palliative Care Physician

Seyed Faraz Majlessi | Physiotherapist

Faraz Majlessi is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and clinical educator. He founded MoveImprove Performance, providing specialized physiotherapy, exercise physiology, and acupuncture to seniors in their own homes. Faraz’s expertise lies in persistent pain management for the elderly. He has a passion for improving seniors’ quality of life and employs a holistic model of care that is less commonly practiced in Australia.

Palliative Aged Care Supportive Service (PACSS)

  • Kelly Arthurs, Transitional Nurse Practitioner
  • Alyssa Kim, Transitional Nurse Practitioner
  • Sushila Khadka, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care

Advance Care Planning: an essential component of healthcare in the 21st century

Thursday 23 March 2023

This recording would be of interest to General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Residential Aged Care Facility staff interested in or wanting to know more about Advance Care Planning, presented by Associate Professor Will Cairns.

The presentation explores the role of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in healthcare. Modern medicine can extend life and enhance quality, at times it may prolong life with little or no ‘quality’ of life as defined by the person living it. ACP helps patients, families (and healthcare workers) navigate the maze of choices they are faced with by exploring values, goals, hopes and preferences, and matching them with the medical interventions available.

While ACP may seem time consuming, complex treatment for serious illnesses requires patient understanding of the nature of their illness, likely benefits and potential burdens of treatment. Many people approaching end of life have clear ideas about how they wish to be cared for, and their clinicians need to know.

ACP is a dialogue between the clinician and their patient (or their substitute decision-maker). The implementation of ACP requires that patient choices are discussed, documented then communicated to those who are providing their care.

No doctor is better equipped for supporting the patient through the lifelong process of ACP than their GP who has known them for a long time.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the important role of Advance Care Planning (ACP) across the age spectrum
  • Explain how ACP supports patients to receive the care they prefer, and doctors to deliver it
  • Engage and communicate with patients, and their families, in order to achieve best and/or preferred healthcare outcomes from the options that are available.
  • Recognise the various ACP documents in use in your community, and how they are used


Associate Professor Will Carins | Palliative Medicine Specialist

Associate Professor Will Cairns OAM is an Associate Professor at James Cook University in Brisbane and Consultant at Emeritus Palliative Medicine at Townville University Hospital, where he has he has lived and worked in since 1978.

Among other things, he has been a member of the board of PCQ (PCAQ at the time), President of the ANZSPM, President of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, coordinated the Application to the Australian Medical Council for the recognition the specialty of Palliative Medicine, and was a member of the AMC writing group for Good Medical Practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia.

In recent years he has written broadly on issues of care at the end of life and the role of palliative care in disaster management, including the challenges of triage when that becomes necessary in disasters such as pandemics. Will is a founding member of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group.

Dr Stephen Ginsborg | General Practitioner

Dr Stephen Ginsborg is a general practitioner working on the Northern Beaches of Sydney for over 40 years. He is a Board Member of Sydney North Primary Health Network (PHN). He also sits on the Boards of Community Care Northern Beaches (CCNB), Manly Warringah Division of General Practice, and Kamaroi School.

His interests include mental health, and elder, palliative and intergenerational care. He cares for all ages, but the challenges of ageing have great resonance for him in his work. He is committed to developing strategies that assist community, GPs and other health care professionals to offer options for people, based on compassionate care in a manner and place of their choice.

Stephen liaises with and learns from his local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. For many years he has been working with Groundswell to bring the Compassionate Communities model of care to Australia.

More Information:

Conversation Starter_Advance Care Planning Australia

Dr Stephen Ginsborg_Advance Planning Webinar_23 March 2023

Dr Will Cairns_Advance Care Planning Webinar_ 23 March 2023


Suggested Reading by Dr Will Cairns

Suggested Reading by Dr Stephen Ginsborg

Additional suggested reading can be found on the Advance Care Planning Australia website, along with a ‘Conversation Starter’ tool attached https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/understand-advance-care-planning/resources


Social Isolation and the Impact on Older People

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Through discussion and case studies, viewers will be equipped with tools and tips for GPs and Practice Nurses to connect older people to local community hubs and support networks.

Discussion includes the Social/Medical aspects and the interaction between the two and how they impact social isolation for older people.

Learn practical tools/steps that GPs can take to link patients up to services/support.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise and proactively respond to the impact of social isolation on older people
  • Differentiate the need for medical or social prescription when working with patients experiencing social isolation
  • Compare available services that promote social interaction and evaluate these against the lifestyle and needs of patients


Dr Stephen Ginsborg | General Practitioner
Dr Stephen Ginsborg is a GP with interests include mental health, and elder, palliative and intergenerational care. He cares for all ages, but the challenges of ageing have great resonance for him in his work. He is committed to developing strategies that assist community, GPs and other health care professionals to offer options for people, based on compassionate care in a manner and place of their choice.

Dr James Ibraham | General Practitioner
Dr James Ibrahim is a GP and Director of Terrey Hills Medical Centre. He is the current Chair of the RACGP Social Prescribing Specific Interest Group and Sydney North Health Network AOD clinical lead. On a mission to personalise primary care.


Social Isolation Services List

Useful Weblinks





Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia and dealing with challenging behaviours

Tuesday 19 July 2022

This webinar assists GPs and other practitioners with the Detection of Dementia and the management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Through a series of case studies, viewers will be provided with skills to assistin the early detection of dementia in patients, alongside aid in determining appropriate referrals for health and support services in at risk patients.

In discussing SNHN Programs, LHD initiatives and the use of HealthPathways, viewers will modernise skills in assessing and treating the most common behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia, including the impact on family or carers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilise course information to determine, access, and designate appropriate health and support service referrals
  • Recognise the early signs of dementia in patients and understand what servies are available for referral
  • Recognise the most common behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD)
  • Identify how symptoms present and how to manage
  • Critique recommended pharmacological options available, including their indications, to treat some of the behaviors


Prof Sue Kurrle | Geriatrician

Prof Kurrle is with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and Director at the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. She is also Geriatrician and Clinical Director at the division of Rehabilitation And Aged Care at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Community Services.

Marie Alford | Head of Dementia Professional Services, Dementia Support Australia (DSA)

Marie is the Head of Dementia Centre Services, HammondCare at The Dementia Centre. In this role Marie leads the delivery and operations of programs including Dementia Support Australia. She is responsible for projects across The Dementia Centre with a focus on improving the quality of life for people in need.

More Information:

For more information, please visit the SNHN dementia webpage


SNHN Support Information Access Slides

Prof Sue Kurrle Presentation – Management of behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia

Prof Marie Alford Presentation – Dementia Support Australia: Supporting when behaviour impacts care

Dementia webpage