Quarterly Palliative Care Forum – The Dignity Model and Dignity Interventions
Please join us for this interactive forum presented by Dr Brenda Bentley. She will discuss the development of the Dignity Model by Dr Harvey Max Chochinov and colleagues, which helps us to understand what ‘dignity’ or ‘loss of dignity’ means to people who are dying. Using this model, we will learn to identify people who may be experiencing dignity-related distress and practice simple interventions to help alleviate this type of distress.
Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Milroy Lodge, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost: PCWA individual members free, non-members $40
RSVP: 10 June 2019
Parking: Free, onsite at upper rear carpark
Please register via Eventbrite: https://pcwa-quarterlyforum-jun2019.eventbrite.com.au
To encourage regional participation, videoconferencing will be available.
Details for videoconferencing will be advised after registering.
Dr Brenda Bentley is a registered clinical counsellor who has worked in palliative care settings in the US and Australia since 2009. She is a senior lecturer at Murdoch University in postgraduate counselling where her research focuses on improving mental health and well-being for people diagnosed with life-limiting conditions. She has specific expertise in an end-of-life psychotherapy called Dignity Therapy and has researched and published in this area. Brenda also facilitates training workshops on Dignity Therapy for palliative care providers throughout Australia and provides clinical supervision for Dignity Therapists and others working with dying people and their families.