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UPCOMING PUBLIC FORUMS

Palliative Care South Australia are currently developing a series of public forums. The topics of these forums are listed below. Check back regularly to see when further details are released.

 

Spirituality and End of Life Care- 5th September 6pm-7:30pm  at the

Hawke Centre, University of South Australia

https://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Events-calendar/palliative_care_2019/

 

 

Voluntary Assisted Dying Forum- October 31st at the Hawke Centre, University of South Australia

REGISTER HERE

 THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER, 6.00PM – 7.30PM
ALLAN SCOTT AUDITORIUM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Palliative Care South Australia

Responding to spiritual needs is well recognised in government policy and best practice guidelines as part of a holistic approach to palliative care. But what do we mean by spiritual needs and what do they look like in the unpredictable and fluctuating environments of palliative care? This presentation will reflect upon these questions from both a philosophical and practical perspective. The forum will consider the individual nature of spirituality and its implications for providing care for those with a life-limiting illness.

CRAIG BOSSIE
MANAGER, WELLNESS AND SPIRITUAL CARE SERVICES

Craig has worked in a range of human services and has studied theology and social sciences. He was Executive Officer of Chaplaincy Services SA for seven years and most recently held the position of Manager Wellness and Spiritual Care Services with Central Adelaide Local Health Network. His focus has been developing spiritual care as a contemporary and inclusive dimension of healthcare. Craig is currently studying a Master of Social Work degree at University of South Australia.

 

FIONA RICE
PASTORAL CARE WORKER

For the past six years Fiona has worked as a non-denominational Pastoral Care worker, being part of the allied health team in a private hospital. The hospital has a dedicated palliative ward and oncology centre. Fiona offers support to patients from all faith traditions and those with none, along with family members and carers.

Previously, Fiona volunteered as a complementary therapist and meditation facilitator in a hospice setting, and was the coordinator of a group of volunteer Pastoral Care workers at a local Buddhist Centre. Aside from her work, Fiona educates and supervises students in Clinical Pastoral Education, one of the recognised training modalities for Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. Fiona is passionate about the importance of quality spiritual support for patients at all stages of their illness.

 

 


 

ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
TIME:  10AM- 12.30PM
LOCATION: ALFRED JAMES FUNERAL HOME,
344 HENLEY BEACH ROAD, LOCKLEYS SA

Palliative Care South Australia is excited to announce an upcoming workshop for the Aged Care Sector on Advanced Care Directives.

This workshop is sponsored by Alfred James Funeral homes and is free to register and attend.

An Advance Care Directive is an important step forward in planning for future health care, preferred living arrangements and other personal matters.

This workshop will take you through what is involved in writing an Advanced Care Directive and why they are so vital in the aged care sector.

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/advance-care-planning-session-lockleys-registration-54960100139?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Enquires: Please contact Emma at Palliative Care South Australia on (08) 8271 1643 or email elittle@pallcare.asn.au 

 


 

 

ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES WORKSHOPS

TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER 
TIME:  10AM- 12.30PM
LOCATION: ALFRED JAMES FUNERAL HOME,
674 NORTH EAST ROAD, HOLDEN HILL SA 5088

Palliative Care South Australia is excited to announce an upcoming workshop for the Aged Care Sector on Advanced Care Directives.

This workshop is sponsored by Alfred James Funeral homes and is free to register and attend.

An Advance Care Directive is an important step forward in planning for future health care, preferred living arrangements and other personal matters.

This workshop will take you through what is involved in writing an Advanced Care Directive and why they are so vital in the aged care sector.

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/advance-care-planning-session-holden-hill-registration-54960227520?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

Enquires: Please contact Emma at Palliative Care South Australia on (08) 8271 1643 or email elittle@pallcare.asn.au 

 


 

 

PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK 2019

MAY 19th-26th

  • Palliative care is care that helps people live their life to the fullest when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.
  • Palliative care is available to all people with a serious illness and their families, to assist in managing their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
  • Everyone’s priorities at the end of life will be slightly different. By sharing what matters most to you, you will be more likely to receive the kind of care and treatments you desire.
  • People should be proactive and tell their care team about what matters most to them, so their treatment can be aligned with their goals.
  • It is important for people to talk about their end of life preferences with loved ones and doctors.
  • Our Dying to Talk Discussion Starter and card game helps you work out what matters most to you and then helps you talk to your loved ones and health professionals.
  • Talking about dying won’t kill you.

 

 


 

RECEPTION AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

On Thursday the 23rd of May, The Governor of South Australia hosted a reception for Palliative Care South Australia at Government House. The guests included representatives from government, the Aged Care sector, Health Services, hospices, Peak bodies and associated Stakeholders.

Ms Le, wife of the His Excellency, is the Patron of Palliative Care South Australia. Her gracious speech acknowledged the vital, and often overlooked work, of the Palliative Care Sector in South Australia.

Chair of the Palliative Care Board, Professor Crawford, also spoke and acknowledged the hard work of those within the sector, as well as highlighting the need to continue to develop the sector to be responsive to the needs of the community. His speech highlighted the theme of Palliative Care Week 2019- “What Matters Most”. A theme that helps focus Palliative Care provision to be holistic and meet each person where they are at and respond to their values and wishes by ensuring that the end of their lives focus on what matters most to them.