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Webinar: Enhancing support for family carers of people with serious illness - examples and priorities

Webinar: Enhancing support for family carers of people with serious illness - examples and priorities

4:00PM - 5:00PM Wednesday 31st August 2022
Palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of people living with serious and life-limiting illness and their family carers.  However, despite policy and clinical guidelines highlighting the importance of the integration of a family approach to palliative care, evidence based systematically applied psychosocial support for family carers is still underdeveloped.

Presented by Professor Peter Hudson (Director Centre for Palliative Care) and facilitated by A/Prof Dr Mark Boughey, the webinar is open to all, however it is primarily targeted at health care professionals involved in caring for people living with a serious illness and their family carers.

This webinar will highlight:
  1. The common psychosocial and physical implications of being a family carer
  2. The most common needs of family carers
  3. Select examples of evidence based strategies to support carers
  4. Priorities for the future


Professor Peter Hudson

Peter Hudson is Director of the Centre for Palliative Care: an academic unit based at St Vincent’s Hospital and Collaborative Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a professor (honorary) at The University of Melbourne and at Vrije University, Brussels (Belgium). Peter is a registered nurse with approximately 30 years’ experience in palliative care research, education and clinical practice. He has a particular interest in the development of evidence based strategies to improve the wellbeing of families affected by serious illness. He is a recipient of the Premier's Award for translating evidence into practice, past vice president of Palliative Care Australia and a USA Fulbright scholar.


Facilitated by A/Prof Mark Boughey

A/Prof Mark Boughey is the Director of Palliative Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital and Co-Deputy Director of the Centre for Palliative Care. He is also Chair & Clinical Lead for Safer Care Victoria’s Palliative Care Clinical Network and sits on Clinical Council of Victoria. He is especially interested in the promotion and incorporation of palliative care principles and practices across all illness/disease trajectories working through the many levels of government and health care network strategic planning and policy development through to on the ground curriculum development, training and teaching. This is reflected in his work to be of influence on key platforms & organizations within the Australian healthcare system. He particularly enjoys his work with education and program implementation as well as service development initiatives within Australia’s indigenous communities.




Link details will be sent to your registered email address 24 hours prior to the event.

For any enquiries, please contact us either by phone or email: +61 3 9416 0000 & centre.palliativecare@svha.org.au


The Centre reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds where events do not reach minimum participants or the event can not be held in accordance with COVID safe requirements.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.

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