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Melville – Compassionate Communities Symposium

Melville – Compassionate Communities Symposium

Date: Friday 3 November

Time: 10am -4:30pm

Venue: City of Melville WA, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon

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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 Symposium aims 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.

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