Reflections on Aged Care in 2020

Seminars in Ageing (via Zoom)

Tuesday 1st December, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Facilitator: Professor Briony Dow, NARI

Panelists: Associate Professor Michael Murray, AM (NARI), Associate Professor Frances Batchelor (NARI) and Dr Andrew Gilbert (NARI)

Title of presentation: Reflections on Aged Care in 2020: The Royal Comission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and COVID-19 

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Seminars in Ageing (via Zoom) November 24 12 - 1

Seminars in Ageing (via Zoom)

Tuesday 24th November, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter: Dr Aislinn Lalor, Monash University

Title of presentation: Experiences of patients post-stroke, occupational therapists in neurology, and health professional perceptions of sleep in palliative care: Snapshots of three qualitative studies.

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Improving Palliative Care for People with Neurological Illness: National and International Perspective

Centre for Palliative Care 2020 Annual Lecture

Tuesday 1st December 2020
12.00pm – 1.15pm AEDT

Registrations close Sunday 29th November 2020

FREE event


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The Role of Music and Music Therapy in Palliative Care, Aged Care and Progressive Neurological Disease

Friday 9 October, 4:45-6:00pm
This webinar will introduce music therapy, including the changes music can make on the brain and body, the interventions that can be used, and how it can be used in palliative care, progressive neurological disease, and aged care. Finally, we will discuss how you can make use of music in your own life and work.

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A free series of six community workshops to support people who are caring for someone with a life limiting illness

A free series of six community workshops to support people who are caring for someone with a life limiting illness

Be the Ripple project is offering a series of 6 workshops starting on Wednesday October 14th

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Webinar Series on Ageing - Sept 11 The impact of COVID-19 on aged care residents,their families and staff

Fri, 11 September 2020

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM AEST 


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Dying to Know Day event AUG 7

Dying to Know Day event  AUG 7

Join in an online opportunity that explores the idea of The Final Gift - having frank conversations about end of life.

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Improving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia AUG 11th


Seminars in Ageing (via Zoom)

Tuesday 11th August, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter: Joanne Tropea, AUPOA

Title of presentation:  IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D): a cluster randomised controlled trial

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Seminars in Ageing (Via Zoom) Tuesday 7th July, 2020 12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter:  Sunil Bhar, Swinburne University of Technology

Title of presentation:  Psychological services for aged care residents: A decade of experiences, challenges and surprises

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Seminars in Ageing June 30

Seminars in Ageing (Via Zoom)

Tuesday 30th June, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter:  Dr Maree Farrow, University of Tasmania

Title of presentation: Reducing dementia risk through education: the Preventing Dementia MOOC

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National Reconciliation Week free live-streamed event May 27th

National Reconciliation Week free live-streamed event:
Our Country, Our Future, Igniting a Shared Responsibility

Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10:00am

The theme, announced last year, reminds everyone, whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, that we are all #InThisTogether

Registrants will receive link upon registration.

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HOT TOPICS CPC Free event May 19th COVID-19 and Palliative Care: Learning from the past - looking to the future


Tuesday, 19th of May 2020             
4:30p  – 5:30pm 


Webinar access released closer to event

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ECC End of Life Conversations – free online course AVAILABLE NOW

This free 60minute online course provides health professionals with evidence-based skills for effective communication about end of life.


To ensure health professionals are provided with the skills and confidence to effectively discuss death and dying with cancer patients, their families and friends

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Telehealth communications webinar 15th May

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COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: enhancing communication skills for telehealth delivery

The VCCC, Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) and Cancer Council Victoria have partnered to present a special COVID-19 and cancer in Victoria series. As a response to COVID-19, telehealth has been taken up rapidly. Given the fast pace of change, the sector is responding to develop and implement ‘how to’ guides and best practice around the implementation and use of telehealth for both health professionals and consumers.
In this special panel presentation, expert speakers will provide practical strategies for enhancing telehealth communication skills via phone and video consultation. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Zee Wan Wong, Medical Oncologist from Peninsula Health will moderate this interactive forum including presentations.

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NARI Seminar May 12 Dementia Australia Services

Tuesday 12th May, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter: Brenda McAuley-Hines, Dementia Australia

Title of presentation:  Dementia Australia Services

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Abstract: A look at the services available for people living with dementia and those who support them. Service adaptation during COVID 19.

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New Aged Care Access Code Consultation May 6

Wed., 6 May 2020

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST

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To crush or not to crush? Covert administration of medication in Residential Aged Care

NARI Seminar

 Tuesday 5th May, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter:  Ms Stephanie Garratt (NARI, The University of Auckland)

Title of presentation: To crush or not to crush? Covert administration of medication in Residential Aged Care

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Abstract: The crushing of medication to administer within food or drink (covert administration), is known to be widely practiced in Residential Aged Care (RAC). Evidence about the underlying decision-making that leads RAC staff to administer medication covertly is limited, and the views of residents and staff about this practice are not well understood.  An exploratory qualitative study on medication administration and clinical decision-making was conducted with RAC staff, clinical leads/managers, and residents, as part of a larger doctoral thesis. Findings and perspectives specific to covert administration will be presented, particularly around the acceptability of covert administration and the need for standardized clinical guidance to support these clinical decisions. The research casts light on continuing uncertainty about if and when covert administration is permissible, and what authorization and document processes should be followed.

Biography: Stephanie is a Research Officer in the Clinical Gerontology division of NARI. She is also busy finishing the final year of her PhD on a part-time, offsite basis through the University of Auckland, NZ.

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PPE Webinar

SCV and DHHS are hosting a webinar series on PPE, the first in the series will be next Thu 7 May. Details and link to register are included below.
Please register by Wednesday 6 May if possible.


To support and assist the sector with the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), Safer Care Victoria and The Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting a ‘PPE webinar’ series. 


People are asked  to go to Eventbrite to register for this webinar: Password is SCV1.

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Webinar - COVID-19 Aged Care Outbreak Management May 8 4 pm

 The Residential Aged Care COVID-19 Webinar  Friday 8 May at 4pm AEST. 

The Department of Health will convene a webinar for aged care providers and their staff on outbreak management procedures tomorrow at the above time.

The webinar will provide an opportunity to learn the latest information on how to prepare for an outbreak, updateon COVID-19 measures, as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions.

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Specialist Panel: COVID-19, Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Tuesday | 12th May 2020 | 3 PM AEST

-- Specialist Panel: Dr. Rob Gordon, Associate Professor Lauren Breen and Michelle Roberts --

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Supporting adolescents and children experiencing grief and loss May 11 Twilight session

The GRAMPIANS REGIONAL PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM is hosting a Webinar - presented by: Jackie Tarabay - Specialist Bereavement Counsellor

Mon, May 11, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

This Twilight Session Webinar will provide participants with the knowledge to be able to:

•Understand grief and loss theory as it impacts upon the lives of children and adolescents

•Identify the impact and developmental needs of grieving children and adolescents

•Appreciate children’s concepts of death and how this impacts the grief process at different stages.

•Identify effective strategies when providing support to grieving children and adolescents.

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 TIME 10:30am - 12:00pm AEST

This webinar session will overview the practical application of Dr. Hoy's research but he will also pay special attention to the unique challenges posed to memorialisation in the wake of COVID-10 restrictions on mass gatherings. In his research into death-related rituals around the world and throughout history, Bill Hoy has discovered a set of core “anchors” that appear to be commonly held among diverse people groups: significant symbols, gathered community, ritual action, cultural heritage, and transition of the dead. In part because the utilisation of these anchors as media for telling the life story of the deceased, they collectively become instruments in establishing a narrative legacy of the deceased. In turn, this enables survivors to capture a stable post-death identity for their loved one. In addition to utilising these five ritual anchors in planning funerals and memorial services, they can also provide a model for counsellor-assisted ritual creation in psychotherapy.


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Advance Care Planning and COVID-19

Webinar series in April

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing questions around advance care planning delivery at this time, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) and the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) program will host a series of webinars this month for various health sector audiences, including aged care, GPs and healthcare/hospitals.

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MARC Residential Aged Care Webinar April 24

MARC Residential Aged Care Webinar
Date: 24th April 2020, 1:30pm - 3pm
Venue: Online

MARC is excited to offer its first Research in Residential Aged Care Facilities forum. In light of the COVID-19, this forum will proceed as a webinar. Attendees will have the opportunity to build on their knowledge of key issues in residential aged care settings and be involved in setting the agenda for the first MARC research project in residential aged care settings. This webinar is available only to employees of MARC partner organisation

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Training and information events in 2020

Hello everyone, 

As organisations adjust to our current environment, there has been an increase in online training opportunities.   

We will keep you up to date here!


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End of Life Conversations January 30

End of Life Conversations January 30

Upcoming Webinar at ACGB 

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Title: Dying in Pain - Do nurses’ concerns about potential legal consequences play a role in the under-treatment of end-of-life

 NARI  Seminars in Ageing

Tuesday 22nd October, 2019

12.00 – 1.00 pm

NARI Seminar Room, Building 9, Royal Park Campus, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Convenors: Marcia Fearn (NARI) (8387 2305) Cathy Wilson (MH) (8387 2000) Kathryn Ellis (AUPOA) (8387 2326)


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Φροντιδα ως το τέλος Caring till the end

Σας προσκαλούμε να συμμετέχετε στο εκπαιδευτικό σεμινάριο «Φροντίδα ως το τέλος» που θα παρουσιάσουμε στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος παρηγορητικής φροντίδας σε συνεργασία με την υπηρεσία Carers Victoria.

Monday 14 October 2019

Clayton Community Centre.10 am - 1 pm

PRONIA in collaboration with Carers Victoria presents a workshop for carers of people living with life-limiting illnesses on the topic of Caring till the End.

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Life's Big and Little Griefs October 15

This interactive workshop will provide a safe place to increase your awareness about types of loss and the grief associated. You will explore your beliefs about grief, and you will be guided in completing a set of actions that will enable you to cultivate understanding and be able to work through other losses that you may have experienced in your past.

Tuesday 15 Oct, 2019 6pm - 8pm
Clayton Community Centre
(Library room)
9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton

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Sharing the Journey: The Role of Allied Health in Palliative Care October 2 12 - 2 pm

Allied health professionals are part of the multidisciplinary palliative care team. Professionals from a range of disciplines support patients with life limiting illness throughout their palliative and end of life care to maintain function, achieve their goals and live well until the end of life.

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Masterclass Physical Assesment of the Palliative Care Patient

Are you an experienced nurse wishing to enhance your skills, knowledge and competence in the process of conducting a physical assessment for a palliative care patient?

This ‘hands-on’ one day workshop is a must for senior nurses i.e. Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Practitioner Candidates.

This Masterclass will be facilitated by experienced palliative care clinicians

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NARI Professional Development Workshop

Thinking about Thinking: Assessment of cognition in older people

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PEPA workshops

PEPA Mentoring workshop

PEPA has a suite of workshops coming up. Check out the ones near you

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Centre for Palliative Care

Tuesday, 17th September 2019           

Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre,

Aikenhead Wing Building, Building E 

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne  

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria

5:00PM – 6:00 PM                                                                       


Please stay for networking and drinks after the presentation.  

Contact Information:

P: (03) 9416 0000


So now you are dead, what are your options?

Nari Seminar March 19th

March 19th 2020

9am – 4pm

National Ageing Research Institute

34 – 54 Poplar Road (Via Gate 4) Parkville 3052

Falls are a leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalisation in older people. As people get older, particularly those living in residential aged care, they are more susceptible to falling over and losing their balance.

At this one-day evidence-based workshop you will learn:

Ø  to identify the nature and impact of the problem of falls in older people living in residential aged care

Ø  about risk factors and how they impact on falls

Ø  about the issues related to falls for people who live in residential aged care

Ø  about interventions that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls

Ø  how evidence can be applied in residential aged care

Ø  how others have dealt with challenging residents


This workshop will give you the opportunity to refresh and expand your knowledge, share your experiences in falls prevention, and will provide you with the latest evidence to help you improve the care you deliver to your residents.

Who should attend:

Ø  Residential aged care workers

Ø  Allied health, nursing, clinical and medical staff



Ø  Cost $465 (including GST) per person

Ø  10% discount for early bird registrations before 14th February 2020