Communication for Aged Care

Event Date: Monday 8 April, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Target Audience:Health Care Professionals working in aged care facilities. Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Facility Managers, Patient Care Assistants, Aboriginal Health Workers, Counsellors
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 6 months?.... How do I have the conversations?.... What if I say the wrong thing? … I don’t have time for this conversation!

Learning areas

This workshop will allow a safe place to discuss death and dying of your patient, perhaps even confront (explore) your own views about death and dying. This interactive workshop aims to challenge your fears of speaking about death and dying with your resident. It will work through examples, utilising current evidence based tools in order to help you.

  • Determining the need to have the conversation/s with your patient
  • How to have the conversation
  • Theory behind good communication
  • Why good communication matters 

Presented by

Ed Gaudion, Clinical Nurse, Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service (MPaCCS)

Tina Dobrin, Senior Social Worker Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service (MPaCCS)

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. 

Grace Buchanan, Communication Facilitator and Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) Manager

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Communication in Aged Care flyer (81kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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