Communication Skills

QuoCCA e-Learning Module

Communicating with families about children who have life-limiting conditions
This link takes you to the Paediatric Hub of the QUT Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative Learning Management System. You will need to register to take this module.

Communicating with families Learning Module


Useful Resources

Psychosocial Considerations by Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Core techniques and tools (videos) by Vital Talk
1) Disclose serious news
2) Address goals of care
3) Conduct a family conference
4) On-demand webinars

An overview to family meetings and difficult conversations by Paediatric Palliative Care, Palliative Care Australia

PCC4U Communication Activity

How to communicate with children
Children of parents with life-limiting illnesses can experience stress and need support. When a parent is ill, the child's usual sources of support can often be disrupted.

This information provides an outline of the factors affecting a child's responses to a parent's diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.

Care Plan for the Dying Child

These videos were produced by Children's Health Queensland and Clinical Excellence Queensland to support the Care Plan for the Dying Child project.  The scenarios demonstrate specific communication skills and are intended as a guide and a tool for reflective practice.

Educational Videos for Workforce Development

Play Video - Finding a way with words

Page updated 1 August 2023