Death and Delicacies
While 90% of Australians agree we need to talk more about end of life, too few of us actually do.
Conversations about End of Life Care often take place at a hospital in the midst of a crisis. Many people die in a way they wouldn’t choose, with loved ones left feeling guilty, bereaved and anxious.
We invite you to share your perspective on end of life care over an afternoon tea. We will create a safe environment for these conversations.
- Learn about difficult conversations about death and dying and why do we need to talk about death and dying.
- Explore others’ perspective about the mystery of death and dying and end of life wishes.
- Share your desires, experiences, understanding and concerns about death and dying in a safe and suitable environment.
The discussion will be facilitated by two of AAG committee members who have experience in the same topic:
Marguerite is President of the AAG, Chair of the AAG Board and Associate Professor of Nursing at Charles Sturt University. She has extensive clinical, education and research experience in neurological conditions affecting older people such as dementia and Parkinson’s and has published widely.
Ngaire is the current Chair of the Tasmanian division of AAG. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian specialising in supporting the needs of older adults and is passionate about advancing awareness of the vital importance of age-appropriate nutrition guidance for people moving into their later years.
Hear from our speakers:
Clinical Services Manager
Wendy is a registered nurse with over forty years of clinical experience in a variety of setting, she has a strong palliative care background and is passionate about improving palliative care standards in residential and community settings. Currently working in the aged care sector has heightened the desire for improvements in this area with a greater emphasis on open and honest conversations.
Palliative Care Project Officer
Palliative Care Tasmania | Primary Health Tasmania
Azam is an experienced and trained health educator and a PhD candidate. She has research background on dementia and in her role as project officer is currently educating clinical and non-clinical staff in RACFs in South Tasmania about Palliative Care, Advance Care Directive, Advance Care Planning, and End of Life Difficult Conversations.
|A short introduction about AAG and Tasmanian Committee||Marguerite and Ngaire||3.00 - 3.15pm|
|A short video will be played and a quick introduction to the topic||Azam & Wendy||3.15 - 3.30pm|
|Dividing audiences in groups of 5-6. A set of What Matters Most will be presented to each group to be used as a discussion starter. Each group member will receive enough time to openly and directly share their perspectives. An AAG committee member will sit in each group of audience, a set of rules will be presented to groups as well.||All AAG committee members||3.30 - 4.30pm|
|Wrapping up the conversation||Azam & Wendy||4:30-
|Networking||all||4.45 - 5.00pm|
Venue location details:
108-110 Bathurst Street
All choices will be included in our catering
Event Date & Time: Friday 13th August 3.00pm - 5.00pm AEST
Event Location: Mathers House, 108-110 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7000, TAS
Registrations Open: 9th Jul 21 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 13th Aug 21 5:00 PM
Places Available: 41
AAG Members: Free
Non-Member Student/Concession $5
Please use voucher code TAS2021DELI at checkout for Non-Member Student/Concession bookings