SolarisCare

4TH SolarisCare Symposium

Care, Compassion & Commitment

22 MAR 2015

SolarisCare Symposium 2015 : Speakers

The fourth SolarisCare Symposium is focusing on the key emerging trends in health care, complementary integrated therapies and cancer care, in regional communities.

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Dr Ruth McConigley

Senior Lecturer: Curtin University School of Nursing and Midwifery

Looking after our rural men

Men generally have poorer health outcomes than do women; and rural people have poorer health outcomes than do people living in urban settings. So it is not unreasonable to then expect that rural men will have particularly poor health outcomes. This paper draws on work Dr McConigley has been doing with rural men and explores some options for improving their health and wellbeing.

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Dr Kirsten Auret

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of School: UWA Rural Clinical School of W A. (Albany).

Advance care planning in rural communities

Dr Auret will present the work she and Craig Sinclair have been doing over the last 4 years, exploring how advance care planning is seen in our community, how uptake may be encouraged, and how the health care system needs to change to meet the challenges raised by new legislation and public policy.

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Dr Craig Sinclair

Research Fellow: UWA Rural Clinical School of W.A. (Albany)

Promoting patient autonomy by supporting healthcare decision-making

Patient autonomy is a fundamental ethical principle, that guides decision-making in the Australian healthcare system. But what should occur when cognitive impairment leaves a person unable to make decisions? How do we balance the demands of respecting individual autonomy, while providing support and protection for those whose decision-making is impaired? This presentation draws from ongoing quality improvement projects in residential aged care in the Great Southern region, and argues for new approaches, to better support decision-making and promote patient autonomy.

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Libby Foster

Cancer Council Western Australia Great Southern Region, Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Startling Simple Reminders: Finding Cancer Early

Rural patients with cancer have 20 – 30% poorer outcomes than metropolitan cancer patients. University of Western Australia, Cancer Council WA and Department of Health WA joined to promote earlier detection and diagnosis of four main cancers: colorectal; prostate; breast; and lung in rural and regional Western Australia. As an intervention, a two-pronged approach was implemented in the Great Southern Region: a community engagement campaign and a General Practitioner intervention. University of Western Australia, Cancer Council WA and Department of Health WA joined to promote earlier detection and diagnosis of four main cancers: colorectal; prostate; breast; and lung in rural and regional Western Australia. This presentation will share the successes of the Community Campaign.

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Rosemary Watkins

Masters degree in Human Services; Therapist, trainer and group facilitator

I still buy green bananas: Families holding hope while living with uncertainty

How do we hold hope when everything we once ‘knew’ has been uprooted and perhaps even lost; when much of who we believed ourselves to be no longer seems to hold true; when we can no longer do the things we enjoyed doing or perhaps had hoped to do; when the future seems uncertain and unknown and the past a distant memory of longing?

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Valmai Nathan RN

RN with Patients Deborah Giovanazzi

Finding a haven in a turbulent storm

I am the coordinator of SolarisCare Great Southern. I am passionate about the work I do and consider it a very important role in providing holistic care to people with cancer and their families. As an internationally recognised Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, my goal is to integrate complementary therapies into mainstream medicine. Based on my 42 years as a registered/clinical nurse and working with energy healing for the past 15 years I have witnessed the positive, empowering and strengthening impact that SolarisCare provides for patients and their loved ones who have a cancer diagnosis. Their individual journey creates numerous obstacles for those living in the regional area

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Deborah Walker

 

David Joske

David Joske

Distinguished Speaker

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Deborah Giovanazzi

Patient

For further information please contact: Dr Anna Petterson anna.petterson@solariscare.org.au or (08) 6383 3481

17 NOV 2014

SolarisCare Symposium 2015

The fourth SolarisCare Symposium is focusing on the key emerging trends in health care, complementary integrated therapies and cancer care, in regional communities.

  • Chair David Joske

    Founder and Medical Director of the SolarisCare Foundation, Clinical Professor UWA, Haematologist.

  • Location Dog Rock Function Room, Albany WA 6330

    303 Middleton Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330

  • Time 1:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Cost Registration $60 per person. Registration closes on Friday, 1 May 2015.

  • Registration Book online at http://www.trybooking.com/GIRQ or visit solariscare.org.au

For more information, please download instructions here

For further information please contact: Dr Anna Petterson anna.petterson@solariscare.org.au or (08) 6383 3481