Juggling the Triad of Care at End of Life The Patient The Client and The Care Team
Supporting clients with a pet approaching the end of life can be challenging for everyone. Learning to recognise what your clients need and how to best deliver it as part of a wider inter-disciplinary team, is often critical to the success of a patient care plan.
In this session, Jackie will explore some of the foundations of palliative care and share some tips for juggling the needs of everyone involved in a patient’s journey. She will examine ways in which we can help clients to more effectively navigate difficult care decisions and will discuss how our communication with clients, both before and after the loss of a pet, influences their outcomes of care. She will also touch on ways we can upskill as palliative professionals to best serve our patients but also look after ourselves.
Recording from 28 January 2021
Dr Jackie Campbell BVSc Hons, Dip CMT, CHPV
Jackie is one of Australia’s leading voices in the field of veterinary palliative care. The owner of Sunset Vets, the nation’s largest network of veterinarians focused exclusively on palliative and end-of-life support services, Jackie spends much of her time helping families to effectively navigate medical decision making at end-of-life.
After graduating with honours from the University of Queensland in 2006 Jackie quickly became a passionate advocate for the advancement of palliative medicine within the veterinary field. In 2017 she became Australia’s first veterinarian to achieve certification in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPV). She holds a diploma in Canine Myofunctional Therapy and has clinical interests in osteoarthritis and chronic pain, making her a vocal supporter for the inclusion of allied health and interdisciplinary professionals within veterinary treatment plans.