Communication for Aged Care

Event Date: Thursday 17 October, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Target Audience:Health Care Professionals working in aged care facilities; Facility Managers, Doctors, Senior Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses responsible for family meetings
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email

Would you be surprised if your patient died within the next six months?.... How do I have the conversations?.... I don’t have time for this conversation!


A safe space to discuss death and dying. This interactive workshop highlights challenges and concerns in discussing death and dying with teams, residents and families. A scenario based workshop utilising current evidence-based tools.

Learning areas

  • Determining the need to have the conversations
  • How to have the conversations
  • Theory behind good communication
  • Why good communication matters 

Presented by

Grace Buchanan, Communication Facilitator and PaSCE Manager

Tina Dobrin, Senior Social Worker 

Bethesda Health Care’s Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service (MPaCCS) is a mobile specialist palliative care team, focusing on capacity building of the palliative care sector workforce through training, education, assistance and mentoring where there are currently no specialist palliative care consultation services available for residents or patients, including residential aged care facilities

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Communication for Aged Care flyer (123kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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