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Palliative Care Queensland also hosts a variety of community education sessions throughout Queensland each year. The aim of the Palliative Care Queensland community education program is to educate members of the general public about palliative care, answer questions and promote conversations about end of life.

What topics do you present on?

We have 5 community education topics, which are summarised below:

  1. Planning Ahead: Advance Care Planning
    • What is Advance Care Planning? How do I tell my family my wishes?
    • What is the difference between an Advance Health Directive and a Statement of Choice?
  2. You will never be a burden
    • Everyone, at any age or ability, can contribute to society. 
    • Learn how to build a society that cares.
  3. Good Death is not an oxymoron
    • What is palliative care? Who delivers palliative care? How do I access quality holistic palliative care?
    • Can my GP, Aged Care Nurse or community worker deliver palliative care?
  4. Navigating aged and health systems
    • How to plan ahead? Who do I call? What website should I look up?
  5. Talking to children about loss
    • Recommendations and strategies to talk to children about loss, dying and grief

You are able to choose a minimum of 2 topics or choose to have all topics included. If there is a specific need please discuss that directly with us.

How much does it cost?

We offer a ½ - 1 hour presentation for community groups by donation (NOTE: PCQ is a charity organisation and all donations to Palliative Care Queensland are tax deductible) + travel costs if outside of Brisbane metro area or car parking fees are charged.

Who will present/facilitate the session?

The guest speaker is usually our CEO, Shyla Mills or a qualified palliative care clinicians.
Shyla has over 15 year’s experience working in palliative care across Australia.

Shyla is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters in Palliative Care and Public Health.
She is dedicated and passionate about palliative care, community capacity and service brilliance.
She has expertise in leadership, service operation, paediatric and adult palliative care, aged care, public health and continuous quality improvement.

Who can attend?

All members of the general public are invited to attend these sessions, and questions are welcomed.

 How do I book a Community Education session?

If you would like to create a booking, please contact us and we can look at available times.

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