A Palliative Approach to Caring for People with Motor Neurone Disease

Event Date: Monday 10 September, 2018
Time:8.30am-4.30pm
Venue:Main Hall, City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon
Cost:$95 (inc GST)
Target Audience:Health Professionals working in Palliative Care and Residential Aged Care Facilities, Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers, ACAT assessors/Co-ordinators, NDIS Co-ordinators
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://mnd-10-september.eventbrite.com.au
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au

Overview

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is an incurable and progressive disease. People living with MND can experience severe physical and psychological challenges, negatively impacting on quality of life for the individual and their family. This program is designed to fully equip health professionals to care for someone living with MND. 

Learning areas

  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND) the disease, symptoms, disease progression and management
  • Providing care options that maximise dignity and the quality of life for individuals
  • Equipment requirements and functionality
  • Support networks available 
  • Update on the latest research in management of the disease

Note

The workshop and associated materials have been developed by Curtin University researchers as part of a project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, in consultation with a team of Australian experts in the areas of Palliative Care and MND care.

Presented by

Dr Merrilee Needham, Specialist MND Neurologist

John Robinson, Clinical Care Consultant Palliative Care

Lisa Shields, Education & Support Coordinator, MNDAWA

Along with invited guest speakers

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see A Palliative Approach to Caring for People with Motor Neurone Disease flyer (133kb). Complete registration online at https://mnd-10-september.eventbrite.com.au

Enquiries: please email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au or phone 9382 9300.

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