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July 2017

Family Therapy for the Bereaved-Webinar

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Family Focused Grief Therapy (FFGT) program is a brief, focused model of preventive family therapy delivered to families identified during palliative care to be ‘at risk’ of complicated bereavement. It is commenced in the clinical setting of a patient with advanced cancer, with the patient present at the meeting with the family. It can form the basis of an initial routine family meeting during palliative care, and then continued family sessions can follow for families deemed to be at…

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Using technology to support the bereaved

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACG&B, 253 Wellington Road, Mulgrave

Overview Modern communication technologies have profoundly influenced social practices and views about death, dying and bereavement. Transcending the limits of space and time, the internet provides us with instant access and often-immediate feedback. This workshop will provide information on the emerging field of 'thanatechnology' and how technology can be enlisted to provide and enhance bereavement support. How can we use technology as a means of providing bereavement support? How does technology provide opportunities to deal with death, dying and bereavement?…

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August 2017

New Directives, New Obligations: The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

August 2 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Michael Chamberlain Theatre, St Vincent’s Hospital,
Victoria St
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The Centre for Palliative Care invites all health care professionals, service managers and policy makers to the second 2017 series of "Hot Topics” in Palliative Care entitled “New directives, new obligations: The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016”, presented by Dr Sonia Fullerton and Dr John Chesterman. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM followed by networking drinks and light refreshments Flyer Hot Topics Forum New Legislation - FINAL Please register your attendance at this forum online: https://www.centreforpallcare.org/events/14/hot -topic-2-august-2017This presentation by…

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September 2017

Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017

September 6 - September 8
Adelaide Convention Centre,
Adelaide, South Australia Australia
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PCA conference

2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference Update Information about scholarships for people who are currently working in a care capacity in residential or community-based aged care services is available here. 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference 6-8 September 2017 Adelaide Convention Centre If you are interested in how we connect, who we connect with and how effectively our connections can strengthen and build a community of practice and care within palliative care, do not miss the 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference Connection…

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Introduction to Palliative Care & Palliative Approach for PCAs

September 14 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern Palliative Care,
630 Mitcham Rd
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Workshop - explores the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, giving an overview of common issues that confront clients and carers day-to-day. Incorporates guidelines for a palliative approach to care. Further information or phone 1300 130 813

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September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Office Public Advocate,
Level 1, 204 Lygon St
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Understanding power of attorney laws for professionals Professionals working in health, mental health, aged care and community settings will find this education to be a useful update on the power of attorney laws that came into effect on 1 September 2015. Further information: 1300 309 337 Registration is essential Register

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October 2017

Love, Loss, Life – Gail O’Brien

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Library,
328 Swanston St
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Annual Grief Lecture Location: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. Presenter: Gail O'Brien As the wife of the late Professor Chris O’Brien (AO), Gail has played an instrumental role in supporting her husband’s vision for Australia to have its own world-class, fully integrated and comprehensive cancer care facility. Gail was by Chris’ side from when he was initially diagnosed with brain cancer, until he died in 2009. It was soon after this time, she accepted a position as…

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5th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Rendezvous Hotel,
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Hosted by the Centre for Palliative Care, the Colloquium provides an invaluable opportunity for those interested in or involved in multi-disciplinary palliative care research or related fields to learn, connect and collaborate. Some of the topics that will be discussed during the 5th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium include: How can palliative care research influence health policy? Does education change clinical practice? – measuring the impact and outcomes of palliative care training. Program Logic: Preparation prevents poor performance – using…

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