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Culture Centred Palliative Care – An Aboriginal Perspective Workshop

Tuesday 27 October 2020 – Wednesday 28 October 2020
Seminar room, Cancer Council WA
15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park WA 6008

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic please check with event organisers for face to face events. To stay up-to-date, please see links below.

The two-day Culture Centred Palliative Care – an Aboriginal perspective workshop, run by the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), is targeted at health professionals to develop their skills in caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families facing a life-limiting illness and will explore the topic of cultural awareness in palliative care. The workshop will be presented by a variety of specialists utilising case studies and group discussions.

Topics covered include:

  • introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture
  • an introduction to culturally appropriate palliative care
  • exploring end-of-life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families
  • caring for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in Perth, Western Australia (WA)
  • Sorry Business: Loss, grief, and bereavement.

Guest presenters include:

  • Danny Ford (Kambarang Services)
  • Lenny Papertalk (WA Centre for Rural Health Team)
  • Marilyn Lyford (WA Centre for Rural Health Team)
  • Angela Ryder (Relationships Australia)     
  • John Robinson (Palliative Care Nurse).

Please note: Registration is required and bookings are now open. 

Contact details

Program of Excellence in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)
Email: Online form

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