“Dignity in Care” seminar: Dignity in Care is an approach that acknowledges care tenor or ‘tone of care’ as a vital element of healthcare. Dignity in Care subsumes various important and related concepts including personhood, therapeutic effectiveness, and the notion of healthcare provider as witness. This seminar will introduce attendees to these critical issues, along with various studies – illustrated by clinical case examples - that attest to their importance in shaping patient experience. Attendees will also be exposed to various tools and approaches that can help them achieve optimal care tenor, and hence Dignity in Care.
Biographical Sketch: Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba. His seminal publications addressing psychosocial dimensions of palliation have helped define core-competencies and standards of end-of-life care. He holds the only Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care. His research has been supported by various agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Chochinov has been a guest lecturer in most major academic institutions around the world. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of Manitoba. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer in the Order of Canada for his work in palliative care. He is the Chair for the Canadian Virtual Hospice, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2012, he received the FNG Starr Award, which is the highest honour the Canadian Medical Association can bestow on one of its members. In addition to over 300 publications, he is the Co-Editor of the Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, and the Journal Palliative and Support Care, published by Cambridge University Press. His most recent book, Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days, is published by Oxford University Press and was the 2012 winner of the American Publisher’s Association Prose Award for Clinical Medicine.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
from the Waurn Ponds exit from the Geelong Ring Road, and is clearly signposted. Travelling from the southwest, it is 2 km from the Geelong/Waurn Ponds exit from the Ring Road.
Enter the Waurn Ponds campus via the clearly marked Entrance 2 (Nicol Drive North) off Pigdons Rd. The architecturally distinctive Reach Building (dd) is approximately 500m in on your left - see the Waurn Ponds campus map, available at http://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/557728/WaurnPonds-June2016.pdf.
At the time of the event it is expected that there will be adequate onsite parking, although carpooling with other attendees is encouraged. The most convenient carparks are CP1, adjacent to the seminar venue, and CP8 (see the map). For these you will need either a CelloPark account and the mobile app or to purchase a daily permit ($6) from the vending machine located to the left on Nicol Drive shortly after you enter the campus.
Alternatively a free carpark (CP20) is located further into the campus (see map), although demand for places there is likely high.
Travelling via public transport, bus routes 41 & 42 connect both the Geelong railway station and the Waurn Ponds railway station with the Deakin Waurn Ponds Campus. See the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website for further information.
Date and Time
Deakin University Waurn Ponds, REACH Building, Room dd2.101
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216