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caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

  • Information session – caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families Caring@Home_logo
  • Tuesday 24 May 2022,  9:30 – 10:30 am
  • University Club at UWA – presentation will be at this venue
  • Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury – presentation will be live-streamed to this venue

Palliative Care WA is very pleased to host a caring@home information session that will showcase new draft resources to support the provision of palliative care at home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This session will also be seeking feedback before resources are finalised and made available later this year.

These draft resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families have been developed following extensive consultation and are based on the original caring@home resources.

caring@home Project Director, Prof Liz Reymond and Project Manager, Dr Karen Cooper will discuss the national consultation and development process, present an overview of the draft resources and seek feedback. This interactive session will include time for Q&A.

This information session is being held during 2022 National Palliative Care Week on Tuesday 24 May 9:30 – 10:30 am. Directly following our satellite Sector Breakfast event, the presentation will be at the The University Club at UWA, as well as being live-streamed to the Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury.

Parking Information

  • Please note you will need to pay for parking at UWA. Carpark 3 via Hackett Entry 1 is the closest to the University Club. You can download the UWA Parking Map HERE.
  • Parking is free at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse. You can download the Hotel map HERE.

Who is this for?

This free session will suit clinical services and health professionals from any service providing palliative care support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Other interested professionals and members of the community are also welcome to attend. To register for this session please go to Eventbrite HERE.

About the project

caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families is a national project which aims to support the provision of palliative care at home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

When care at home is preferred, it can be provided to help connect family, culture, community, country and the spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Resources are currently being developed for clinical services, health professionals and families. These resources are one tool to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who choose to be cared for and remain at home for the final stage of their life-course.

Funded by the Australian Government, this project is being conducted by a consortium involving Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Palliative Care Australia, the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives and led by Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative. You can find out more about the project HERE.

COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our members, stakeholders, staff and the wider community remain a priority for Palliative Care WA, and we are committed to the WA Government’s policies and public health directives.

It is vitally important that we ensure the palliative care, aged care and community care workforce is protected as much as possible. Given the high number of new daily cases of COVID-19 currently being reported and taking on board the advice of the WA Palliative Medicine Specialist Group, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that participants at all events wear a mask when not eating or drinking.  Our staff will be wearing masks, and we will have some on hand for those who require one.

Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell or have developed any cold or flu-like symptoms.

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