Newly released Advance practical toolkit and training package to assist advance care planning and palliative care

Advance is an exciting new training package and set of resources, with a focus on initiating advance care planning and palliative care, which was developed specifically for all nurses working in general practice.

The Australian Government, Department of Health funded the project to develop this kit as part of a continuing commitment to support general practice. Practice Nurses are well respected and trusted by patients and often best placed to initiate these delicate conversations at early stages of chronic disease before acute and distressing situations might arise. The kit consists of six screening and assessment tools as well as a guide on how to implement the tools into general practice.

HammondCare led the project which involved a literature review of the best available evidence and input from an expert advisory group which provided feedback from general practitioners and practice nurses and Carers Australia.

For further information, visit the Advance website