A Good Life: An end of life conversation worth having


For many doctors, talking to patients faced with an End of Life decision can be challenging. This module aims to change the medical approach to End of Life care through good communication, by fostering a culture of change that is focused on providing a patient with treatment options that considers their attitudes, values and goals.

‘Good Life’ communication is about understanding what is important and valued by the patient. Having an open conversation about End of Life care will ultimately lead to patient centred clinical decisions and the best outcome for the patient. These clinical decisions will offer support and comfort to patients and their families.

1 hour Online Learning

ACRRM 1 hour


Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare the traditional to the goal-oriented approach in your patient conversations
  2. Implement the goal-oriented approach for meaningful conversations around End of Life care
  3. Name and explain the Seven Steps framework
  4. Apply the Seven Steps framework to the module’s interactive case scenario and implement these in your future professional conversations


  • Traditional versus goal-oriented approach
  • The Seven Steps framework to meaningful conversations
  • Patient conversational scenarios
  • Self-reflection

Palliative care, end of life care, ethics, effective communication skills


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Alfred Health and KontentLabs
Online Education
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 1h : 0m
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1h : 0m
$16.50 inc. of GST
$33.00 inc. of GST
Palliative Care
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Paramedic, Psychologist, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

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