The Spiritual Dimension of Palliative Care - 2 day workshop

Updated 28 Apr 2021.

Event Dates: Wednesday 1 September, 2021 to Thursday 2 September, 2021
Time:9.00am - 3.00pm
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:$95 (incl GST)
Target Audience:Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Chaplains, Allied Health Professionals, Assistants in Nursing, Patient Care Assistants
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


The spiritual dimension of palliative care is recognised as fundamental element of healthcare assessments alongside physical, psychological, cultural and social needs. (National Palliative Care Standards 2018)

This participatory workshop provides opportunity for any health professional to engage in exploring the importance of spirituality in self and in others, and how to hold discussions to assess the spiritual needs and values of all persons receiving palliative care.

Learning outcomes

• Develop a deeper understanding of spirituality in the context of health, palliative and patient-centred care

• Develop confidence in engaging in spiritual conversations with patients, families and carers

• Explore the meaning of spirituality for self and others

• Explore and describe different belief systems and major religions of the world

• Recognise the importance of spirituality for all persons receiving palliative care

Presented by

Jo Whitely, BSci(Biomed), DipTheol, GradDipCounselling, GradCertPallCare

Chaplain - Spiritual Care and Wellbeing (Royal Perth Hospital)

Dr. Jonathan Ramachenderan, FRACGP Dip Derm GAICD ClinDipPallMed

Palliative Care Senior Medical Officer & GP Anaesthetist

Presenters are mentored by:

Dr Douglas Bridge, BMedSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACP, FRCP, FAChPM, DTM&H

Emeritus consultant, Royal Perth Hospital

Clinical Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia

Past President, Chapter of Palliative Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians 

Registering for all PaSCE events and workshops is essential. Please ensure that you register all participants’ direct contact details to ensure that they receive all the required event information directly.  Unfortunately we have had an increasing number of “No Shows” at our events during 2019. PaSCE will be charging a non-attendance fee for all events where there has been no notice of cancellation prior to the event. The fee will be the cost of the event for paid events or $20 per person for free events.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the  The Spiritual Dimension of Palliative Care flyer (97kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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