CPD Library


RSVP: Sat 01 Feb 2025



Non-Member Price: $220.00 Add to Cart
  Members, please log in to register.


Palliative Care e-Learning Modules (Developed by OTs for OTs) 

Occupational therapists (OT) work with people with life limiting illnesses in a wide variety of settings, including; community health, aged care, community rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, acute care, tertiary rehabilitation centres, day hospice, hospice and inpatient palliative care units. This self directed eLearning resource provides an excellent foundation for OTs working within the palliative care setting to build and consolidate their discipline specific knowledge, skills and experience.  


Early-mid Career OTs working in the Palliative care setting.


Learning objectives focus on building capabilities for occupational therapists through:

  • skills in optimising quality of life and promoting occupational performance over the course of disease progression
  • symptom management such as fatigue, breathlessness and pain through assessment, energy conservation techniques, education, counselling, task redesign and equipment prescription
  • enabling individuals to remain in/return to the place of care of their choice
  • adaptation and coping skills with the challenges associated with life limiting illness
  • supporting capacity to attend to affairs and the development of legacy
  • specialised assessments with targeted interventions, such as education and environmental modifications, to support an individual’s ability to manage safely within their own home.
  • caregiver support, education, and training to reduce risk of injury, negative experiences, and complex bereavement, including grief and bereavement support.
  • support smooth transition and continuity of care across community and acute services.


  Dr Deidre Morgan

As an occupational therapist with 25 years clinical experience, Deidre has an indepth understanding of the public health system and the value and importance of clinical research that informs practical patient care. Her clinical and research focus is in palliative care and she has a particular interest in ways to optimise function at the end of life.

Deidre's research interests focus factors that optimise function for people with advanced disease and ways to measure meaningful clinical gains in this area. Deidre is an inaugural member of the Flinders University Research Centre in Palliative Care, Death and Dying and the founding chair of Australian Allied Health in Palliative Care (AAHPC). She is also a clinical research member of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) (UTS). Deidre has research collaborations in the USA and Europe and is a member of the European Association for Palliative Care Rehabilitative Palliative Care Taskforce and research collaborative which aims to establish rehabilitative palliative care guidelines to inform care internationally.

 Lauren Gee

Lauren Gee qualified as an occupational therapist in South Africa in 2000. She currently works for SA Health in Adelaide in a specialist palliative care service. Lauren has worked across three continents in a variety of roles in both physical and mental health; within the acute, subacute and community settings. It was an unexpected find that during a locum position in a hospice , she discovered her true passion in palliative care. It is an area that truly focusses on the whole person, their connections with family and community;  allowing the occupational therapy role to consider all factors affecting a person’s occupations.  She has been in her current role for nearly 15 years providing expert clinical care as well as linking with other key stakeholders to provide education, participate in research and advocate both locally and nationally for allied health within the palliative  services.


Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 4 hours


This self-directed resource includes three separate modules as follows:

  • Module 1 – provides an overview with basic concepts of palliative care and the role of OT in this area 
  • Module 2 – explores more in-depth the role of the OT including assessment and interventions that an OT may provide.  
  • Module 3 - discusses complex and ethical issues OT’s may be faced with in the palliative space


OTA Member: $165 
Student/New Graduate Member: $148 
Non-member: $220 

(All pricing is inclusive of GST)
Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.

Not already an OTA member? Sign up today here to enjoy great savings on CPD courses, events, conferences and unlimited access to local and international research publications, special offers from our partners and more!


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

All workshop resources including copies of the presentation, along with all supporting documents and links are not for distribution and are the property of the presenter.


T&C's are available here


Please direct all enquiries to info@otaus.com.au or phone 1300 682 878


Sponsored Advertising - Find out more