Event Details

Friday, 13 May 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Riverview Room
UQ Location:
Emmanuel College (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Maree Lacey
07 3871 9349
Org. Unit:
Emmanuel College

Event Description

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Palliative care aims to support patients with serious illness, with a focus on minimising their suffering, enhancing their quality of life and supporting the patient's whole family. It brings both the humanity (compassion, healing, and whole person care) and science (randomised controlled trials, patient experience and evidence based guidelines) together as an approach to caring for patients who are dying. This approach originates from the founders of the modern palliative care discipline (Dame Cicely Saunders, Balfour Mount and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross). This presentation will highlight examples of how evidenced based practice and holistic-compassionate care can go hand in hand with a focus on providing the best possible outcomes for young patients with a serious or progressive illness.

The speaker Dr Anthony Herbert directs the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. His research interests include telehealth, communication, music therapy and insomnia in palliative care. He was the national secretary of the Christian and Medical Dental Fellowship of Australia from 2006 to 2011.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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