Healthy Dying for People with a Disability
Healthy dying for people with disability (HD4PWD) supports people with intellectual disability at the end of life. It supports people’s goals and delivers the best possible outcomes in life and death, by implementing better systems and practices, using great communication and educating and connecting everyone involved.
The HD4PWD training and toolkit aims to help everyone work together for the best possible outcomes, focus on communication and align with national safety and quality standards.
The toolkit is a set of practical resources to build disability service providers’ and health service providers’ capacity and capability. It’s built around five elements – shared:
- decisions – setting goals together for the end of life
- accountability – working together to make sure the person understands their condition, so they can plan and make decisions about the end of their life
- communication – understanding the person’s communication style
- documentation – writing clear, accurate, relevant and complete information to support safe end-of-life care
- coordination – promptly coordinating care across service providers.
The training session will take you through the five elements of shared communication, as well as the tools that you can use to support people you are caring for and how to navigate end-of-life care in Tasmania.