Dying Well Community Forum – PCWA
Join Palliative Care WA for a community forum to explore local and international perspectives on what it means to die well and what is needed to increase our focus on end of life care.
Monday 9 September, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at The University Club at UWA.
About the forum
A good death can provide dignity, choice and support to people and address their physical, personal, social and spiritual needs.
However, if people are reluctant to speak up about the way they would like to die, they risk experiencing a disconnected and confusing array of services, unwanted treatment interventions and pressure and distress on loved ones.
In this community forum you will hear about what has led our expert panel to work in the arena of palliative care as well as their perspectives on what it means to die well.
And you will have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas on what you think makes a good death.
About the panel
Our panel is made up of three internationally recognised experts who are all presenting at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference.
- Dr Christian Ntizimira from Rwanda is a palliative care advocate and policy champion.
- Greg Adams from the USA is a social worker coordinating the Centre for Good Mourning.
- Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates from Australia leads a range of research and service improvement programs developing workforce capacity in cancer and palliative care.
The panel discussion will be led by Di Darmody, well-regarded Western Australian journalist and presenter. The forum will be interactive with opportunities for questions.
Everyone is welcome
Held as a pre-conference activity for the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019 this forum is open to anyone with an interest in palliative care. Carers, health professionals, aged care workers, members of the community – you are all welcome. You do not need to be attending the conference to participate in the forum.
How to book
Thanks to a generous benefactor we can provide this forum FREE OF CHARGE. Anyone who previously paid for a ticket will be refunded.
Book online at Eventbrite – https://opcc2019-communityforum.eventbrite.com.au