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Sharing the Journey: The Role of Allied Health in Palliative Care
When: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM AEST
Where: Online - join via your computer!
About the webinar:
Celia is the Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and has specialised in oncology and palliative care for more than 10 years. She is also Research Lead for Occupational Therapy at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University. Celia is involved with research in the areas of palliative care and cancer rehabilitation, specifically the experiences of patients and carers, the benefits of rehabilitation and return to work programs.
Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Master of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne. She established and has been delivering the Music Therapy program at Cabrini Inpatient Palliative & Supportive Care since 2017. Caitlin also works in aged care, and with families experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence.
Lillian Krikheli is speech pathologist with experience in ward-based and community palliative care settings. She is also a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, where she has taken an active academic role, bridging her passion for clinical work with teaching within the School of Psychology and Public Health. She has worked with undergraduate and postgraduate allied health students undertaking public health subjects in the areas of bioethics, palliative care, bereavement and sociocultural perspectives of health and wellbeing.
Samantha’s interest in healthcare advocacy commenced following the extremely premature birth of her daughter, who is now a teenager. This interest was strengthened following her experience of providing palliative care, in her home, for her stepdaughter who died of brain cancer in early 2018. Samantha has extensive experience as a consumer representative on various hospital and government committees and working groups. Her current roles include membership of the Better Care Victoria - Consumer Advisory Committee; Chair of the PATRON Data Governance Committee; and consumer member of Safer Care Victoria’s Palliative Care Clinical Network Governance Committee. Prior to this, she was employed in the banking and finance sector.