Archive for October 2019


Title: Dying in Pain - Do nursesí 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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Nari Seminar Nov 26th

Tuesday 26th November, 2019

12.00 – 1.00 pm

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

Speaker: Rachel Thorpe

Title: Donating blood in later life: Who donates blood products in later life in Australia and why?


Abstract: As the Australian population ages the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (formerly the Blood Service) will increasingly need to rely on middle-aged to older donors to meet future demand for blood products. Although these donors currently contribute significantly to the blood supply, we have little understanding of what motivates adults to donate blood products in mid-later life, as research has primarily focussed on the safety of donation in this age group. In this talk, I present some preliminary findings of a mixed-methods study of blood donors aged 50 and older undertaken with colleagues in the Donor Research team. The talk will include a discussion of the demographics of donors aged 50+ and of typical donor ‘careers’, as well as donor perspectives on becoming and remaining a donor of blood products in mid to later life. Our findings will help to inform strategies for donor recruitment and retention as well as contribute to knowledge about the role of donation as a form of volunteering and an embodied practice, in later life.


Biography: Rachel Thorpe is a Research Fellow in the Donor Research team at Lifeblood, whose research helps to contribute to the sustainability of the blood supply for Australia. Rachel is a Sociologist with an interest in ageing, embodiment and the life-course. Rachel completed her PhD in 2015 at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. Her thesis focussed on baby-boomer women’s experiences of ageing, embodiment and sexuality

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?