palliative care and other health and community care
professional and community workshops, seminars, meetings and conferences
Western Australian, national and international
regularly updated and freely accessible
Sources: Palliative Care Australia, state palliative care organisations and other health and community care groups.
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UPCOMING EVENTS 2017
Palliative Care WA Annual General Meeting 2017
Members and friends of Palliative Care WA are invited to attend the Association’s 2017 Annual General Meeting.
Palliative Care WA Annual General Meeting
Time: 4.45pm – 5.15pm
Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Venue: CCWA Seminar Room, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park, 6008
Please RSVP: by 4th December 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The AGM will take place immediately after the Pathways to Palliative Care – PCWA Quarterly Members’ Forum from 2.30pm-4.30pm. If you would like to attend you can book via Eventbrite
There will also be an End of Year Sundowner following the AGM.
Information about the Election of the Palliative Care WA Executive Committee for 2017-18
The Palliative Care WA Executive Committee for 2018 will be elected at the AGM. For more information about joining the Committee please click here
If you would like to nominate for election to the Executive Committee you need:
- be a current 2017-18 financial individual member of Palliative Care WA
- be nominated by a current individual member of Palliative Care WA
- complete a Nomination to the Executive Committee Form and return it to the Palliative Care WA office via email: email@example.com (attached) by Friday 1st December 2017.
Please contact Elissa Campbell, Vice-President via PCWA – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you have any questions about becoming a PCWA Executive Committee member.
Pathways to Palliative Care – Quarterly Members’ forum
From the number of calls Palliative Care WA receive, it is clear that the sector and community alike have difficulty navigating the system; who to call and where to go for help when someone is needing access to palliative care. This forum will bring together a panel of agencies that provide information and support services for palliative care inquiries.
Carol Douglas, Aged Care Nurse Practitioner, Residential Care Line Outreach Service, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, will lead the forum with a presentation that highlights the outcomes for an older person, with declining health living in a residential aged care setting, particularly in the absence of a ‘clinical treatment plan’.
Dr Elissa Campbell, Geriatrician and Palliative Physician, will put a number of case scenarios to the panel for their advice to map and direct the best pathway to ensure timely access to quality palliative care treatment aligned with patient goals and needs. Also, attendees will have an opportunity to put forward their own scenarios.
Date: Tuesday, 5 December, 2017
Time: 2.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: Cancer Council WA Seminar Room, Milroy Lodge, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost: PCWA members free, non-members $40*
*November Membership Special – Join or renew membership of PCWA for half price until 30th November. Discounted joining fees are Individual – $40 Concession – $25
RSVP: 4 December 2017
Parking: Free, onsite at upper rear carpark
Please register via Eventbrite:
Carol Douglas, Residential Care Line Outreach Service, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Silver Chain – panel member to be advised
WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network – panel member to be advised
Ed Gaudoin, Clinical Nurse Manager, Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service, Bethesda Health Care
WAPHA – panel member to be advised
Dr Scott Blackwell, GP and Palliative Care Practitioner, Collaborative Primary Health Care WA
PAST EVENTS 2017
Compassionate Communities Symposiums in WA November 2 & 3 2017
Thanks to all who attended the Compassionate Communities Symposiums in WA.
The presentations are now available. Please click on the links below to view.
Each year, about 15,000 people die in Western Australia. It is estimated that this number will almost double in the next 25 years, placing increasing demand on the provision of end of life care. Public health approaches to palliative care are based on the recognition that dying, death and bereavement are inevitable parts of the human experience and are not primarily medical events in isolation.
The Compassionate Community approach recognises that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility. This approach not only applies to palliative care, but also ageing and all those living with a disability or a life-limiting condition.
The Compassionate Communities Symposiums aim to provide a shared understanding of the concept and key principles of Compassionate Communities for service providers, clinicians, practitioners, social workers, researchers, community development officers and educators across health, aged care, disability, government and community sector organisations.
Importantly, we encourage carers, consumers, volunteers and other community members to participate.
Compassionate Communities Symposium Metro: MELVILLE Click here for Melville Program and Presenter details
Developing Compassionate Communities in Western Australia was brought to WA by Palliative Care WA and supported by the City of Bunbury and the City of Melville
Dying to Know Day 8 August 2017
- 75% of us have not had end of life discussions
- 60% think we don’t talk about death enough
- Over 80% of us die in hospital or residential care though most of us would prefer to die at home
- Very few of us die with an advance care plan (less than 10 percent)
- The number of Australians aged 65 and over will double by 2050 increasing our need to plan while well and share our wishes with our loved ones
Dying to Know Day is in its fifth year as an annual national event with well over 350 events registered do far. The events seek to activate conversations and curiosity, build death literacy and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning.
Palliative Care WA, the peak organisation for the sector, has coordinated a series of community events in collaboration with the regional palliative care teams, local community champions and Film Harvest.
Dying To Talk, 8 August 2017 (Albany, Donnybrook, Geraldton, Perth)
Using the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter Toolkit, participants will be guided through a process to help them prepare for end of life planning and make informed care choices consistent with their values.
A Time To Live 9 August 2017 (Orana Cinemas Albany, Busselton, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie)
This is the premier screening of the BBC documentary in Australia. The film is about 12 people of varying ages who manage to find positives in their terminal prognosis and discover what really matters in life.
Albany: Irene Montefiore, 0428 991 653 Busselton: Lisa Knight, 0437156110
Donnybrook: Julieanne Hilbers, 0408 060 266 Geraldton: Robyn Ellis, 9956 2497
Kalgoorlie: Lyn Robinson, 9080 5293 Perth: Vicki Barry, 0409 045 373
For more information and details see below.
National Palliative Care Week 2017 21-28 May 2017
Annual Palliative Care WA Breakfast 2017
Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 7am – 9am
UWA Club, Hackett Drive Crawley