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Dying and palliative care in older adults

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Date: 6 September 2019
Venue: EN102 Hawthorn Campus

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This presentation will cover the experience of palliative care for the older adult from a psychologist’s perspective. The role of a psychologist in palliative care. Mental health issues including depression, distress, and delirium. The therapeutic relationship, talking about dying and facing mortality. How the work affects us and the importance of self-care.


A closeup photograph of Nina Edwards.


About the Presenter‌
Nina Edwards Clinical Psychologist MAPS
St Vincents Department of Psychosocial Cancer and Private Practice.
Working for many years within Oncology and Palliative settings my interests involve working with individuals who have chronic medical conditions and helping them manage the experience that comes with this. I have worked within multiple hospital settings including psychiatric, rehabilitation and public. Having initially trained as a counselling psychologist my varied roles within these hospital settings has been developing and running group programs.

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