Archive for April 2020


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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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