Working with people at the end of life: Do speech pathologists have a greater role to play?

Price (incl GST)
Members Single price $88.00
Non-Members Single price $176.00
Students Single price $66.00

  • Registrations close 24 hours before the expiry date
  • All delegates must be registered to participate in training and be eligible to earn PSR points
  • Registrants choosing the Member class will be contacted if they are not financial SPA members with the option to pay the difference for Non Member registration or cancel and receive a refund.
  • Each person must register - single registration cost is for each individual, not per site.
  • SPA Student members can contact SPA to organise registrations at student member rates


  • Expiry Date: 1 December 2019
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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Session Overview:

This online event aims to increase clinicians’ understanding of the current issues relating to management of swallowing and communication issues

What I will learn: By the end of this workshop, the aim is that you should be able to:

  • Understand the definition of ‘end of life care’ and how this differs from palliative care
  • Understand the complexities of care of people, their families and carers at the end of life
  • Describe the current role of speech pathologists working with people at the end of life
  • Describe how cultural influences, changes in life expectancy and portrayal of serious illness management influences care planning
  • Describe national policies influencing care provision at the end of life
  • Identify how speech pathologists can build upon their current scope of practice to enhance patient care
  • Identify strategies to overcome clinical, professional and ethical challenges
  • Describe further education and training resources

Who should attend?

  • Registrants should be speech pathologists
  • This presentation will appeal to speech pathologists with an interest in providing services to adults in aged care settings, acute care, and community-based services.

What do I need to read beforehand?

Prior to the event, participants might find it useful to be familiar with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care

CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points


Wendy Pearse Wendy Pearse
Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service: Principal Project Officer, End of Life Care