The forum was held at the State library on thursday 21st November 2013 and was a great success with a considerable turnout.
Click here to look at the notes from the forum.
The topics that were addressed include: The Environment of Caring and Dying; Palliative Care; Ethics; Legal Issues
Keynote Address by Winthrop Prof Carmen Lawrence.
“Death is the single universal event that affects all. We attach meanings to death which have important implications for our well-being as well as the decisions we make about our daily lives.”
Conceptualising the environment of caring and dying Dr Sarah McGann – Curtin University
Palliative Care – everyone’s business Amanda Bolleter – Palliative Care WA
A Conversation For All – the Importance of Succession Planning Susan Fielding
I am important too! Lesley Oliver – Carers WA
Assisting Another to Die: Ethical Arguing and Legal Line-Drawing A/Prof Meredith Blake – UWA
Stories of Survivors: Sudden Death (Joanna Delaney); Ambiguous Loss (Lyneve Cannon); Suicide (Lifeline Ambassador); Terminal Illness (Bettine Heathcote)