Spotlight on Palliative Care Research Face-to-Face or Video Conference

Event Date: Monday 11 February, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park or Video Conference
Target Audience:Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health professionals working in a Specialist Palliative Care setting
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


Join us for the opportunity to meet the researchers, gain knowledge, share information, and network with colleagues. Researchers will showcase innovation and current findings.

This session

Presented by Ass Prof Lauren Breen

Lauren’s program of applied research focuses broadly on end-of-life care and grief and loss issues, and includes research on chronic disease management, communicating the diagnosis of a serious/terminal illness, the impact of caregiving on bereavement, preparations for bereavement, psychotherapies for prolonged grief disorder, interventions of grieving children and families, building the community’s capacity to support grieving people, social and cultural norms of grief, and the interface between evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.

Grief and bereavement in palliative care: Research that makes a difference

Grief and bereavement care is a vital component of palliative care. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the latest research on grief and bereavement in palliative care.


Presented by Ass Prof Georgia Halkett

Georgia’s program of research focuses on cancer patient’s psychosocial and information needs, communication between health professionals and cancer patients and research in radiation therapy. She is also conducting research addressing the needs of carers of patients diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Improving support and education for patients diagnosed with cancer and their carers

This presentation will provide an overview of A/Prof Halkett’s current research focusing on improving support and education provided to patient diagnosed with cancer and their carers

Information and Online Registration: For more information and to register please see the Spotlight on Palliative Care Research flyer (90kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300


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