The Fundamentals of Paediatric Palliative Care for Allied Health e-Learning package has been specifically developed for Allied Health Professionals. The package consists of an introductory course, and 8 profession specific courses, detailing the role of different Allied Health Professionals throughout the phases of palliative care - Music Therapy, Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy (pending), Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech Pathology & Social Work. This package was developed by Gold Coast Health & Children's Health Queensland primarily for the Queensland context, though much of the content will still be relevant to other jurisdictions across Australia.
This course will explore key elements and concepts of child safety and paediatric palliative care. Topics include, a brief Introduction to Paediatric Palliative Care, collaboration between Child Safety/Protection and Paediatric Palliative Care, Symptom Management, Advance Care Planning, and After Death Care and Bereavement Support.
This overview aims to provide you with a foundational understanding of the important areas of paediatric palliative care. The topics you will explore will range from defining 'What is paediatric palliative care?" to its impact on the individual child, their families and/or carers. You will be introduced to clinical knowledge and strategies that will assist you in supporting children with life-limiting conditions, and will develop an understanding of the collaboration and support systems required to care for a child with a life-limiting condition.