Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness and needs of the dying

poptop 19 April 2013

LifeCircle ACT presents a Life Matters Event Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness and needs of the dying.

A one-day gathering of speakers, community organisations and business specialising in palliative care, advanced care planning and end of life care.

Southern Cross Club
Saturday, July 6 2013

MC: Clair Hochstetler, Head Chaplain, Pastoral Care, Canberra Hospital

Program :
– Welcome to Country Ceremony performed by Ngambri-Ngunnawal Elder, Matilda House
– Michael Barbato, ACT Palliative Care Physician and Author
– Peggy Brown, Director-General, Health Directorate
– Joy Cocker and Emma Awizen, Respecting Patient Choices and Advanced Care Planning
– Mary Waterford, Clare Holland House

With the presence of up to 35 community and health-related organisations.

LifeCircle tells us it is

a not-for-profit small but potent organisation that offers comfort and guidance in the form of trained volunteer mentors with lived experience to carers of those at the end of life, at home, hospice and hospital. We are dedicated to changing community attitudes and experiences toward death and dying.Our vision is a world in which family and community perform their traditional role of caring for terminally-ill loved ones, and to educate and empower carers, families and their personal communities to care for their dying to enable death at home, whilst we also support the carers of those dying in hospital, hospice and aged care..

We offer a free, community-based program that provides a volunteer mentor who walks the journey with the carer and family, at any time from diagnosis – and this is the extraordinary part – through to 13 months of post-bereavement. This extraordinary commitment exemplifies the concept of ‘living our dying’, whilst encouraging the carer to ‘self-care’.

To book your table, please contact Lucy asap, and she will forward you your registration paperwork.

Lucy Baker
ACT LifeCircle

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