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June 2018

Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse

June 5 - July 14

Free workshop funded by DHHS Various dates and locations Online training module prior to workshop Further information or to register here 

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Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Workshops

June 5 - July 17

Losses relating to ability, ageing and dementia Tuesday 5 June 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm Workshop presenter:  Jane Lorbergs Effective brief contact & single session bereavement support Wednesday 11 July 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm Workshop presenter:  Anita Hoare Understanding and supporting those who have experienced stillbirth or perinatal death Tuesday 17 July 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm Workshop presenter: Keren Ludski   Registration $345 ($290 ACGB member)

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Nourishing a Meaningful Life: Using the map of meaning in the context of ageing

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Meaningful Ageing Australia,
34-54 Poplar Rd
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This practical session is for anyone who is ageing; and for the aged care workforce. Meaningfulness increases well-being, and health, as well as enjoyment of life within our ever-changing circumstances. An ability to understand and be proactive through the various stages of ageing, including facing death and dying, helps each person fulfil their yearning for a meaningful life. Because the dimensions of the Map of Meaning are universal, it also provides a simple, practical way for those involved in caring…

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Working together to improve health outcomes for refugees and asylum seekers in the community

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St Michael’s Hall,
120 Collins St
Melbourne, Australia
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Chronic illness Alliance self-management special interest group presentation Further information or to RSVP email cwalker@chronicilness.org.au

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Grief and Bereavement- Half Day Forum

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastern Palliative Care,
1st Floor, building 2, 630 Mitcham Rd
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Overview of Grief and Bereavement Understanding families experiencing grief Exploring strategies of self-care Reflection and experience of carers  Discussion of upcoming Palliative Care placement availability All health professionals welcome to attend this FREE event! Registration for this event is essential, please click HERE to complete your registration!  

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Staying one step ahead – caring for patients and families with MND

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Flying Horse Inn,
10691 Princes Hwy
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South West Healthcare

Registration close 21 June 2018- Cost: $30 Further information contact Andrea Janes, ajanes@swh.net.au or 03 5564 4179

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LGBTI Inclusive Practice Forum 2018

June 29
Alfred Hospital,
89 Commercial Rd
Melbourne, Australia
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LGBTI forum

LGBTI Inclusive Practice Forum 2018 Learn more about LGBTI inclusive best practice. Hospital and health service leaders and staff are invited to come together to explore ways to be more inclusive and to enhance the patient experience of LGBTI Victorians. Learn more about LGBTI inclusive best practice, share effective approaches and identify priority areas for action in this upcoming forum. 9.00am – 4.30pm Free event presented by DHHS and Alfred Health Further information or to register here

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July 2018

Living Well: Mentally, Physically and Emotionally in the Elderly

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Melbourne, Hawthorn Campus Conference Room,
422 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn, VIC Australia
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Workshop and Interactive session offered by ADAVic Who are the elderly? What does living well mean to all of us now? How does it change over the life span? Does living well depend on good mental, physical and emotional health? How can you tell if an individual or group is living well How can you promote and improve quality of life?  Who should be involved? What if living well is no longer possible? Can you prepare/prepare others to die well?…

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Understanding issues facing ATSI people with their journey into the dreaming

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre,
362 Albert St
East Melbourne, Australia
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pepa dreaming workshop

Free one day workshop presented by PEPA Objectives: Delivered by VACCHO, this FREE interactive one-day Workshop will focus on understanding death and dying from an Aboriginal perspective. Impact of history & intergenerational loss Importance of Kinship Communication issues 'Sorry business' Orientation to the Palliative Approach Morning tea and Lunch provided Target Audience: Palliative Care - Providers and Workers only please. Further information or to register visit here

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Professional Development Courses in Adult Palliative Care

July 19 - September 14
CPC short courses

Do you currently care for people with life limiting illness and their families? Would you like to improve your skills and knowledge to better meet the needs of adults with life-limiting illness including cancer and chronic diseases? The Adult Palliative Care module of the Specialist and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care has individual short course subjects that are available to you to undertake as professional development days. Dates for the second semester include: Pain Assessment and Management in Palliative Care…

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PEPA Mentor Workshop

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mary McKillop Heritage Centre,
362 Albert St
East Melbourne, Australia
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This free workshop will develop mentoring skills to help others better deliver the palliative approach for people with a life-limiting illness and their families. To develop mentoring skills to help others better deliver the palliative approach for people with a life-limiting illness and their families. Types of Mentoring The Mentor-participant relationship Strategies to promote effective mentorship Strategies for teaching and learning Reflective practice Giving Feedback   You can obtain more information and register here.

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