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Hot Topic Webinar October 2021 – In Sunset's Glow: Life, Death and the Older Person

Hot Topic Webinar October 2021 – In Sunset's Glow: Life, Death and the Older Person

4:00PM - 5:00PM Wednesday 27th October 2021
 A misperception common to both palliative care and the care of older people is that our work is all about dying. 

This talk by Dr Lisa Mitchell will dwell firstly in that intersection, addressing questions about where, why and how older people die and the role that recognition of dying and Advance Care Planning have to play. We will examine the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and how ageism impacts on provision of care (including palliative care) for older people. Ending on a lighter note, we will look at some of the interesting work that is emerging in Geroscience and how we can reimagine ageing in ourselves and others.


Dr Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell is a Geriatrician and General Physician, clinical ethics consultant and medical lead of the Barwon Health Clinical Ethics Service.

She is an ageism researcher with additional research interests including Advance Care Planning and care for people with dementia.


This Hot Topic webinar will be delivered online - link details will be sent to your registered email address 24 hours prior to the event.

If you can't attend on the day, the presentation will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel and website in the week following the event. We usually make announcements that the recording is available via our social media channels, so feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn).

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



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