Ways of Working with Grief and Loss in Aboriginal Communities

Event Date: Thursday 14 November, 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, Facility Managers, Pastoral Care and Psychologists working with Aboriginal Patients with a life limiting illness
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://grief-aboriginal-com-14-nov-2019.eventbrite.com.au
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email pasce@cancerwa.asn.au


Being able to support Aboriginal people dealing with grief, loss, and trauma requires an understanding of these issues as experienced by Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities. This one-day workshop is informed by the latest research and best-practice and provides opportunities for participants to consider relevant cases or issues they’ve encountered.

Learning areas

  • Identifying and describing grief, loss, and trauma
  • Understanding the relevance of current grief and loss theory to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal community members
  • Discussing the applications of grief and loss supports for Aboriginal community members
  • Exploring the role of the health professional in providing appropriate support 

Presented by

Angela Ryder is Wilman Noongar from Western Australia. She is the manager of Aboriginal programs with Relationships Australia where she runs grief, loss, and trauma workshops for Aboriginal people. Angela is a Noongar yorga and a founding member of the Langford Aboriginal Association, which offers a number of community programs including language courses in Noongar for children and adults. 

Lauren Breen is a Registered Psychologist and Associate Professor in psychology at Curtin University. Her award-winning research takes an applied focus to grief and loss support. Lauren’s research is recognised internationally and she has published over 90 articles and chapters. She is an Associate Editor of Death Studies, a board member of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, and a Fellow of Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Ways of Working with Grief and Loss in Aboriginal Communities flyer (78kb). Complete registration online at https://grief-aboriginal-com-14-nov-2019.eventbrite.com.au

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

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