Management of complex patients with non-malignant diagnoses is becoming more common for General Practitioners as they are being asked to manage these patients more frequently in the community. With the aging population, commonly with multiple co-morbidities, managing end of life issues is becoming increasingly complex. This workshop is aimed at symptom management in some of the more challenging diseases such as motor neurone disease, end stage liver disease, end stage renal disease, COPD and end stage heart failure.
Overall aim: To better understand how to manage patients with chronic end-stage illnesses, and to:
1. Understand the unique challenges of end-stage COPD.
2. Understand a systematic approach to end-stage heart failure.
3. Explore general principles of advancing neurological disease.
4. Understand aspects of end-stage renal disease.
5. Discuss dementia as a cause of death
The “Palliative Approach to Non-Malignant Disease” activity, has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 3 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
For more information and to register, please email the organiser.