Understanding Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Event Date: Tuesday 27 August, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:$95 (inc GST)
Target Audience:Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health professionals and Pastoral Care Workers working with patients with a life-limiting illness
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://grief-loss-27-aug-2019.eventbrite.com.au
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au


This workshop will provide an overview of bereavement care using several learning exercises. There will be several opportunities to discuss relevant cases or issues encountered in your current practice, enabling you to apply knowledge learnt into practice.

Learning areas

  • Explore grief myths, trajectories, factors that can temper or exacerbate the grief response and grief complications
  • Identify different types of bereavement care interventions and who these interventions are most likely to benefit
  • Appreciate how various bereavement care strategies might be enacted in palliative and end of life care settings
  • Recognise how attempts to support people experiencing grief, loss and bereavement can affect their wellbeing
  • Develop relevant and personalised self-care

Presented by:

Dr Lauren Breen, Registered Psychologist, FT

Lauren Breen is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Curtin University in Australia and a Registered Psychologist. Her award-winning, applied research centres on end-of-life care and grief and loss issues. She has been a chief investigator on $2million of grants and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement; a Board Member of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement; an Associate Editor of Death Studies; and a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Understanding Grief, Loss and Bereavement flyer (84kb). Complete registration online at https://grief-loss-27-aug-2019.eventbrite.com.au

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

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