Supporting the palliative care journey of patients in general practice

Date
19 Jun 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Cost
Free

Available to
All

Continuing Professional Development

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Palliative care

Please join this Victorian Primary Health Network collaborative event, for a general overview on the palliative care journey of patients accessing general practice, and how digital health platforms can support optimisation of care. The presenters are Dr Elise Davey, practice principal of Kensington Hill Medical Centre in Leopold Victoria and Dr Paul Molina Chavez, Practice Principal at Wangaratta Medical Centre.

Presenters:

Dr Elise Davey is a GP and practice principal at Kensington Hill Medical Centre, Leopold Victoria, having joined in 2017 and specialised in General Practice. Dr Elise has a strong interest in geriatric care and is a proud provider of care to patients residing in residential aged care facilities. Dr Elise is also a current board member of Hospice Foundation Geelong.


Dr Paul Molina Chavez migrated to Australia over 16 years ago from Ecuador. Dr Paul holds a Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine (Royal Australian College of Physicians) and practices as a Rural General Practitioner in Wangaratta. He is also a medical educator for the RACGP and Director of the Medical Degree Year 3 Rural Pathway - University of Melbourne. Dr Paul was awarded the RACGP 2023 Victoria GP of the Year.


This session will provide a general overview on the palliative care journey of patients accessing general practice, and how digital health platforms can support optimisation of care.


Learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes:


  • Learn strategies to initiate conversation and provide support to patients through their palliative care journey.
  • Describe common challenges faced by palliative care patients and how general practices can manage them.
  • Implement a range of Digital Health tools to optimise palliative patient care 

This webinar is hosted by Murray PHN and Western Victoria PHN as part of a suite of webinars developed in collaboration with South Eastern Melbourne, North Western PHN, Eastern Melbourne PHN and Gippsland PHN.