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A Whole of Community Approach to End of Life

Event Details


5 June 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Blue Mountains


Allied Health, General Practice

CPD Allocation:

4 Category 2 RACGP points


The Carrington Hotel


The Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

Key Presenter/s:

International speaker: Dr Julian Abel, Consultant in Palliative Care, Director of Compassionate Communities UK and Vice President of Public Health, Palliative Care International

Professor Debbie Horsfall, Professor in Sociology, Western Sydney University


Join us in conversation with UK expert in Palliative Care, Dr Julian Abel for a night of insights and innovations in end of life care. Dr Abel will present on the ground breaking model of care trialed in Frome in the UK. This model demonstrated a 30% reduction in hospital admissions at end of life. Professor Debbie Horsfall of Western Sydney University will share insights on the National Death Literacy Index.

Combined, these presentations are an introduction to the idea of forming our very own Compassionate Community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Consider an innovative and effective model of end of life care
  • Comprehend the importance of death literacy
  • Describe the principles of Compassionate Communities
  • Access local referral pathways in the community


6.30pm l Registration and dinner

7.00pm l Presentations

9.00pm l Close

For more information, contact Janice Peterson on 4708 8100.

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5 June 2018

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