13 Aug 21

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 Bramble
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 Hobbins
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:

Wendy Tempest
Clinical Services Manager
Corumbene Care

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.

Azam Bazooband
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.

Session details
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-
4:45 PM
Networking all 4.45 - 5.00pm

Venue location details:
Mathers House
108-110 Bathurst Street
Tasmania 7000

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

Your Investment

AAG Members: Free
Non-Members: $10
Non-Member Student/Concession $5

Please use voucher code TAS2021DELI at checkout for Non-Member Student/Concession bookings

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