Professional indemnity insurance for APNA members to 31 March 2019 for $9.17 per month
Initiating Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning through Training & Resources for General Practice
Advance is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, specifically designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to work with general practitioners to initiate advance care planning and palliative care in everyday general practice. Advance is funded by the Australian Government, endorsed by APNA and delivered by a national consortium led by HammondCare.
The Advance Toolkit is officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. To date hundreds of general practice nurses have participated in the training program nationally. Participants have highly rated the quality and relevance of the resources and training to their practice and value for their patients.
Advance will soon be developing complementary training and resources for general practitioners and practice managers to enable a team-based systematic approach to initiating advance care planning, and assessing and addressing palliative/supportive care needs in general practices.