Palliative Care WA State Conference 2016

Palliative Care WA State Conference 2016

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Pre-conference Symposium 29 November 2016

Joondalup Resort, Country Club Boulevard, Connolly WA 6027

Good Grief!

Towards Evidence-Informed Practice

and Practice-Informed Research

in partnership with

Good Grief! Towards Evidence-Informed Practice and Practice Informed Research
















Refreshments and registration

Introductory remarks
A/Prof Lauren Breen, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University

‘The house you never left’ by Annamaria Weldon

The road to good grief: Facilitating conversations with carers at end-of-life
Dr Margaret Sealey, Discipline of Counselling, School of Health Professions, Murdoch University
Claire Doyle, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal Perth Hospital Consultative Palliative Care Department

Bereavement support for family carers of palliative care patients: A population based study
Prof Samar Aoun, Professor of Palliative Care in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University

A bereavement common assessment framework in palliative care: Informing practice, transforming care
Kris Dwyer, Senior Social Worker, formerly from the Midwest Palliative Care Service based in Geraldton but now in private practice in Geraldton
Pippa Blackburn, Senior Social Worker, South West Palliative Care Service (based in Bunbury)

Bereavement education for health professionals in the context of palliative care
Grace Buchanan, Manager, Palliative and Support Care for Cancer Council WA; Registered Nurse and Midwife  

Refreshments and ‘Grief in Six Words’ activity

Complementing meaning reconstruction with bereaved parents: Three case reports using multiple intelligences
Fran Hamilton, Grief Therapist, Lecturer and Unit Coordinator, Master of Counselling Program, School of Art & Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

A randomised controlled trial testing the efficacy of Metacognitive Grief Therapy for people experiencing prolonged grief symptomatology
Jenine Wenn, Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at Curtin University

The presence of death, loss and grief in the consulting room: A reflection on grief and loss counselling when the therapist is dealing with those issues in their personal life
Karen Anderson, Lecturer and Unit Coordinator, Counselling and Psychotherapy undergraduate and post graduate programs, Edith Cowan University

“A normal response to an abnormal situation”: Legitimising grief in the public eye
Emma Logan, PhD Candidate in Counselling Psychology at Curtin University

In conversation
Andrew Allsop, Social Worker and Support Manager, Hospice Care Psychosocial and Spiritual Service, Silver Chain
Dr Brenda Bentley, Counsellor and Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Professions at Murdoch University
Amanda Bolleter, Program Manager, Palliative Care in the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, Department of Health
Reverend David Ladner, Pastoral Care Manager at Bethesda HealthCare in Claremont supporting the Palliative Care Unit
Gordon Miles, Senior Clinical Psychologist: Oncology, Acute Services: Paediatric Consultation Liaison, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Child & Adolescent Health Service, Princess Margaret Hospital
Facilitator: A/Prof Moira O’Connor, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University

Closing remarks
A/Prof Moira O’Connor, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University
Stephanie Dowden, independent practice as a Nurse Practitioner for Children and Young People, formerly the lead nurse in the palliative care team at Princess Margaret Hospital