Professional Education Package: Family Donation Conversation
The Professional Education Package (PEP) provides education and training on supporting families in conversations about the opportunity for organ and tissue donation. It is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to sensitively support grieving families to make an informed proactive decision about donation.
The PEP provides staged training and sequential learning through three units of training:
- Unit 1 - Introductory training: addressing the key principles of grief, communication and the donation process (provided by the existing Australasian Donor Awareness Program (ADAPT) workshops);
- Unit 2 - Family Donation Conversation – Core Module: providing detailed theory and understanding of family grief and communication, and informed decision making.
- Unit 3 - Family Donation Conversation – Practical Module: providing opportunity for skills practice and exploration of responses to family concerns.
The PEP has been developed in consultation with staff across the DonateLife Network, the peak professional bodies, and the Gift of Life Institute (GoLI) in Philadelphia, United States.
An e-learning package is being developed to support each of the three training units to reinforce learnings and allow for ongoing skills practice.
All Australian states and territories have been funded by the Organ and Tissue Authority to conduct an allocated number of each of the three PEP workshops in their jurisdiction.
Workshop bookings are managed by each DonateLife Agency
Further details on each workshop are available at the following links: