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Working with People at End of Life: A framework for understanding the social work role in palliative, end of life and bereavement care

Monday, August 14th 2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
From $120.

This webinar will provide a framework for understanding palliative, end of life and bereavement care and where social workers are situated within this space. Death is not just a biomedical event but is also a social event. It impacts not just the life of the person who is dying or has died but also those around that person, including the professionals involved.

Presenters: Dr Pippa Blackburn is a social worker and researcher with a nursing background. She has worked in health and social care for nearly 30 years in a variety of roles in the UK and Australia and has specialised in palliative care and bereavement. Pippa is currently the Clinical Services Manager for the Palliative Care Service in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Kris Dwyer is a Social Work graduate of the University of WA and has completed post graduate qualifications in Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling through Flinders University and a Master of Advanced Social Work Practice through Charles Sturt University.

Jamieson Lowe graduated with a Master of Social Work from Monash University in 2016. He is in his fifth year as Family Support Worker at Eastern Palliative Care, a specialist community pall care service in Melbourne. Prior to this Jamieson worked in Aged Care for 10 years as a personal care worker. In this capacity he developed a passion for care and a belief in the power of human empathy.

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