The Park Place Journey Operationalizing a Palliative Approach in Residential Care


Challenging clinical care needs for palliative and end of life patients and their families



Problem Identification: Park Place Seniors Living serves older adults living with chronic, life-limiting illnesses and has therefore worked to create a culture of learning and practice that integrates a palliative approach into care and service delivery. This presentation will speak to our journey. Background: A palliative approach in residential care involves adapting and integrating principles and values from palliative care into the care of older adults living with life-limiting conditions. This blending of chronic disease management and palliative care is well suited to the residential care sector. Implementing a palliative approach in residential care requires an "upstream" orientation to care delivery that addresses the needs of the residents and their families related to the advancing nature of their illness experiences. This approach necessitates partnership in care delivery with the resident, family and the care team to address these needs.


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1) Enhance understanding for what a palliative approach can look like in Residential Care; Gain understanding for why it is so important to have a palliative approach in Residential Care

2) Gain knowledge around the Palliative Approach Toolkit developed and implemented across the Park Place organisation.

3) Learn more about implementing practical conversation tips.


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Findings from a Scoping Research Literature Review to Identify Contemporary Evidence on the Incidence, Causes, and Impacts of End-of-life Intra-Family Conflict



When someone is terminally ill, it is usually a very stressful time for them and their family. It would not be unusual for intra-family conflict to occur. However, family conflict has not been identified as a major end-of-life issue needing to be noticed and addressed. A scoping research literature review was conducted for evidence on the incidence or prevalence of it, factors contributing to it or causing it, and the outcomes or impact of it.


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