Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals Involved in End of Life Care

Event Dates: Tuesday 30 April, 2019 to Tuesday 4 June, 2019
Time:Tuesdays 30 April 5-7pm, May 7 5-6pm, 14 May 5-6pm, 21 May 5-6pm, 28 May 5-6pm, 4 June 5-7pm
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:Free
Target Audience:Health Professionals involved in End of Life Care including Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Patient Care Assistants, Assistants in Nursing
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://mindfulness-compassion-30-april-2019.eventbrite.com.au
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au

Why mindfulness-based compassion training?

Mindfulness principles and practices cultivate compassion towards self, others and the capacity to receive it. 

Participation in Research

These workshops are part of a research project run by researchers at Curtin University, School of Psychology. You will be asked to complete a few brief questionnaires at the beginning of the workshop, at the end of the 6 weeks and 3 months later. The research has been approved through Curtin (approval number HRE2018-0405) and Royal Perth Hospital (approval number RGS0000000894) Human Research Ethics Committees. 

Commitment

It is a requisite that participants attend at least 5 of the 6 sessions and attendance at the 1st session is compulsory. There is also a commitment to undertaking 15 mins home practice daily. 

Testimonial

“As a busy clinician, I was amazed and surprised how the course gave me some simple tools to be mindful and more aware and reflective of my state of mind. The sessions were great, being practical and hands on to help us learn and start our journey into mindfulness. The facilitator was wonderful and very talented to give us the space to understand the process.  It was possible to do the practical mindfulness exercises during work hours and was easy to fit into my busy schedule.”

Dr Lucy Kilshaw

Director of Postgraduate Medical Education 

Presented by

Dr Kathryn Choules is an accredited instructor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Medical School of the University of Massachusetts (the only person with this qualification in WA). She is an experienced adult educator and program developer with several years’ experience as an academic at universities in WA and Victoria. She has been providing mindfulness and compassion training in WA since 2013.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Mindfulness-Based Compassion Training for Health Professionals Involved in End of Life Care flyer (97kb). Complete registration online at https://mindfulness-compassion-30-april-2019.eventbrite.com.au

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

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