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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!

Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar:


Allied health professionals are part of the multidisciplinary palliative care team. Professionals from a range of disciplines support patients with life limiting illness throughout their palliative and end of life care to maintain function, achieve their goals and live well until the end of life.

This webinar will be a panel style discussion with members of this multidisciplinary allied health team. We will be joined by an Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and Music Therapist, as well as a carer with lived experience working with the allied health team. Please join us for this webinar to hear more about the role of the allied health in the palliative and end of life care team.

About the panelists:

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Celia Marston

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 Bull

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. 


Lilian Krikheli

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 Chandler

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.