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November 2018
Free

PEPA – Indigenous Perspectives Workshop

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Attend this Workshop to understand issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with their journey into the dreaming 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. Please register here An email confirming registration to…

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PCV Annual General Meeting

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Waratah Room, St Michael’s on Collins,
120 Collins St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Dr George Halasz

AGM Guest Speaker: Dr George Halasz, A mother-son experience of survival, trauma transmission & reparative moments: The journey of witnessing and its legacy. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly about the lived experience of relational trauma and its aftermath, illuminated by profound insights and eloquent story-telling. Dr Halasz will not address the implications for palliative care, which is outside his field of practice. However, his presentation provides an opportunity for you to gain valuable insights relevant to your…

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4th MND Connect

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building,,
The University of Melbourne Victoria Australia
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People living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their friends and family, health and community care professionals, researchers as well as the broader MND community are invited to attend MND Connect 2018. Join us for this interactive forum connecting people impacted by MND with Australia's leading MND researchers. View program 3:00 pm Lab visits, Associate Professor Bradley Turner REGISTER NOW!

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PEPA Palliative Approach Workshops

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mary McKillop Heritage Centre,
362 Albert St
East Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Free workshops for health professionals wanting to learn principles of the palliative approach to care Two dates available: Wednesday 31 October 2018 Tuesday 13 November 2018 A FREE interactive palliative approach workshop. There will be ample time for discussion through case presentations and examples. Program objective: To develop an understanding of the palliative approach for people with a life-limiting illness and their families. •The palliative approach •Palliative assessment & intervention •Psychosocial care •Symptom management •Supporting spiritual needs •Caring for yourself…

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Free Lecture: Palliative care – past present future. The forever challenge

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
305 Grattan Street
Melbourne,
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Dr Robert Twycross, Oxford University JOIN US TO HEAR INSIGHTS OF OUR HISTORY, AND REFLECTIONS ON OUR FUTURE IN PALLIATIVE CARE SHARED BY ONE OF THE WORLD PIONEERS IN THE FIELD. We welcome Dr Robert Twycross who is visiting from Oxford University. Drawing on his enormous experience of establishing palliative care as a discipline in the UK and from his work globally, he will talk of the challenges and achievements of the past, and offer thoughts for what may be…

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NEMICS Annual Forum

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manningham Function Centre,
699 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster,
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NEMICS

North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service are pleased to invite you to attend the 2018 NEMICS Annual Forum. Save the date! Annual Forum Save the date 2018. Please register your interest in attending here . More detailed information will be circulated to you closer to the event.

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$125

Palliative Care Essentials – 1 day course

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Banksia Palliative Care Service,
472 Lower Heidelberg Road
Heidelberg, Victoria Australia
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Suitable for nurses, PCAs, health care professionals Nurses who complete the Palliative Care Resource Nurse will have up to date knowledge on how to assess symptoms experienced by patients’ receiving palliative care. They will be well versed on the latest and best evidenced based practice treatments both pharmacological and non-pharmacological for managing symptoms in palliative care patients. They will also be well versed in how to provide excellent psychosocial support to patients with a life threatening illness and their families.…

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Design your death

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Design your death

Portable will launch the results of its R&D into the future of death and ageing in Australia. They present their report and hands-on experience with a series of new, interactive digital prototypes to improve death literacy, enable conversations with loved ones about death. Register here for this free event, including refreshments in Collingwood.

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$125

Supporting people through bereavement

November 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Banksia Palliative Care Service,
472 Lower Heidelberg Road
Heidelberg, Victoria Australia
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BPCS

The course will provide health professional with up to date evidenced-based knowledge and practical skills for supporting people experiencing grief, loss and bereavement. The course is suitable for all health professionals including nurses and allied health professionals working in specialist palliative care, acute care, community and aged care. Topics: •Grief and bereavement theories •Common Grief Reactions and behaviours •Bereaved Carer Experience •Risk, resilience and protective factors •Strategies for supporting people grieving •Grief and bereavement services and supports •Self-care Suitable for…

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December 2018
$75

The Quest for Meaning: A Conversation with Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD – Webinar

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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When grieving is conceived as a process of reaffirming or reconstructing a wold of meaning that has been challenged by loss, grief therapy becomes a process of collaborating with clients in processing the “event story” of the death itself and its implications for clients’ ongoing lives, and in accessing the “back story” of their relationship with the deceased to restore a sense of attachment security and to address unfinished business. Doing so requires a vulnerable offer of presence on the…

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$395

Acute grief management – Workshop

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACG&B, 253 Wellington Road, Mulgrave
Human Mortality

Although death may be inevitable and perceived as a normal part of the life cycle, people’s reactions to grief often feel quite abnormal and overwhelming. Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to the death of someone we are connected to and it can affect every part of our life. It is highly individual and affects people in different ways. Acute grief may be experienced at times of sudden, unexpected and traumatic death…

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