Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

New e-Learning module on end-of-life discussions is now available for disability professionals

Image - New e-Learning module on end-of-life discussions is now available for disability professionals

“Engaging People with Intellectual Disability in End-of-Life Discussions and Providing Support at the End of the Life”

The module aims to further disability professionals’ understanding of how to talk to a person with intellectual disability about end-of-life issues and how to provide support to a person at the end of their life.

It covers topics such as:

  • What is meant by end-of-life discussions
  • The importance of talking about end-of-life issues and how to engage a person with intellectual disability in end-of-life discussions
  • How to support a person with intellectual disability who is diagnosed with a time-limiting illness
  • How to support a person with intellectual disability who is approaching the end of their life
  • What is involved when a person with intellectual disability dies in your care
  • How to take care of yourself while supporting others

The free e-learning resource can be accessed by a quick registration at www.idhealtheducation.edu.au

Our e-learning modules have been specifically tailored to disability professionals and their unique role in providing support. Other modules available in this resource can be found here.

The e-learning site www.idhealtheducation.edu.au was launched in 2013 to educate people about intellectual disabilities and mental health. The modules have been developed by The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) and funded by Ageing Disability and Home Care, Family and Community Services.

Date Published
Wednesday, July 03, 2019

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