Catholic Health Australia invites you to the fifth Webinar in our series ‘Guiding Lights: Expert Perspectives on Palliative Care and End-of-Life Support’
This series features expert speakers who will discuss various aspects of palliative care delivery, the impact of ELDAC, and improving end-of-life care in different settings. Welcoming our fifth speaker…
Kate Swetenham, Clinical Lead for the End of Life Care Team within the SA Department for Health and Wellbeing
She will talk about Hospice in the RACF which is a contemporary and innovative approach to supporting residents in both metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia. The focus of the program is to be on the development of a range of initiatives to ensure RACFs are equipped to internally provide end of life care for residents in RACFs. The Hospice in the RACF program aims to demonstrate an increase in people dying in their place of choice, with a higher number of resident wishes communicated through either the non-statutory advance care plan or advance care directive, resulting in a reduction in avoidable hospital admissions.