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Understanding older people's experience of palliative care

Event number: 18859
Presenter(s): Dr Bruce Rumbold, Msc, PHD, BD(Hons), MA

Understanding older people's experience of palliative care: what works and is meaningful and what are the challenges?

Dr Bruce Rumbold is an academic with a long standing interest in palliative care and has published several articles in the areas of breavement support, spirituality and palliative care, spiritual and existential issues at the end of life and pastoral care. He will present from his research in the area of end of life care and experience as Director of Palliative Care Unit, Latrobe Univsersity.

He will facilitate discussion around reception of care in old age, what works and is meaningful,and what is helpful to people facing frailty, bereavement, loneliness or death.

What are the challenges facing us as Psychologists and health professionals?  What access do older people in residential or palliative care have to appropriate pastoral, psychological and spiritual care

About the presenter(s)

Dr Bruce Rumbold is an academic working as a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Palliative Care Unit at Latrobe University. He has post-graduate qualifications in physics, pastoral care and health social science. His longstanding area of interest is in health promoting palliative care and the model employed by Latrobe University Palliative Care Unit which has an emphasis on social and spiritual care

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Wellspring Centre
10 Y Street,
Ashburton , VIC 3147
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 5/8/2017
End date: 5/8/2017
Time: 2.00 pm sharp


CAPIG subscriber $25
CAPIG student subscriber $15
APS member $25
APS student member $15
Non APS member $25

Non APS member, CAPIG subscriber - please contact the APS Member Group Events team for registration details


APS - Christianity and Psychology Interest Group - VIC State Subcommittee
Contact Louise Edgoose
0413 018 343