1. First of all, it’s about better health care.
The Advance ProjectTM is all about enabling better primary health care, particularly in the areas of advance care planning and palliative care.
2. And it’s specifically designed for general practices.
Our goal is to support GPs, nurses and practice managers in Australian general practices. We want to promote a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning and palliative care in everyday general practice.
3. How does it work?
It’s a practical toolkit of screening and assessment tools, and a training package, designed specifically for GPs, nurses and practice managers. It includes a range of resources, such as eLearning, mentoring and support for implementing the resources into your clinical practice. And it’s aimed at better care for people in the Australian community who are either older and/or chronically ill.
4. It’s free!
There is FREE online training and individual tele-mentoring available with an experienced palliative care nurse. The training counts towards your profession’s CPD requirements.
5. Who is behind it?
The Advance ProjectTM is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, with training endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), and delivered by a national consortium led by HammondCare.