Topic: People with mental illnesses, as well as CALD and indigenous clients, have reduced access to palliative care services at the end of life. Communities have lost their death literacy with the over-medicalisation and over-professionalisation of death. This presentation will highlight new insights from a Health Promoting Palliative Care framework, developed by Professor Allan Kellehear.
Dr Purvis and Dr Vivekananda will share some research findings on the lived experience of participating in Care Beyond Cure, a Compassionate Community in Northwest Tasmania. Insights into help-offering and help-accepting norms, and patterns of bereavement support in Australia, will also be discussed.
Speakers:Dr. Kitty Vivekananda is a counselling psychologist, academic in counselling and psychology and end of life researcher at Monash University.
Dr. Mayumi Purvis is a sessional lecturer in counselling ethics at Monash University, a private practitioner and end of life researcher.