What is this?
Palliative Care ECHO is a series of interactive case based virtual mentoring sessions that address a range of palliative care topics. Discussion of deidentified patient cases and 10 minute lectures aim to increase palliative care knowledge, skills and confidence in primary care health professionals.
Monthly sessions will be held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month – 1pm to 2pm.
Each session will consist of:
- A Palliative Care Specialist presentation – topic of the month (ten minute talk)
- A deidentified case presentation by a primary care professional
- Lots of opportunities for Q&A and discussion
How does it work?
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) is a virtual knowledge-sharing network designed to create a ‘learning loop’ between health professionals with the aim of increasing knowledge and access to health care in local communities.
What are the benefits?
- A virtual network to share palliative care knowledge & experiences
- An opportunity to connect with a specialist palliative care team
- Improve local workforce capacity and delivery of high-quality palliative care
- Improve access to effective palliative care for communities with limited access to specialist services
- Promote choice for people with a life-limiting illness while increasing quality of life and reducing pain and discomfort
- Increase job satisfaction and promote peer support and engagement between primary health services