Making Choices for Life – Palliative Care Resources for Home Care workers  

Making Choices for Life assists organisations and their in-home care workforce to develop skills to care for people with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness, or who are coming to the end of a normal ageing process, using a person-centered palliative approach.

LASA was successful in securing project funding from the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council to develop these training resources for Certificate III Individual Support and Certificate IV Ageing Support care workers.

Making Choices for Life is primarily a training resource for use by trainers who are delivering CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach. The resource includes four videos and accompanying fact sheets (below) that can be used as visual aids and discussion points around the four themes within that unit of competency.

1. Advance Care Directives

Supporting an individual client’s preferences for quality of life choices, applying an ethical-legal framework

Download Advance Care Fact Sheet

2. Pain

Responding to and implementing strategies to manage an individual client’s pain and promote comfort and quality of life

Download Pain Fact Sheet

3. Authentic Diversity

Providing a supportive environment which honours the unique preferences, culture, needs and beliefs of the individual client, their families, carers and /or significant others

Download Authentic Diversity Fact Sheet

4. Death and Loss, Our Emotional Responses

Identifying and reflecting upon our own emotional responses to death and dying, exploring access to bereavement care and support

Download Death and Loss Fact Sheet