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Dying Well Conference

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Nunyara Conference Centre

5 Burnell Drive

Belair, SA 5052

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We will all face death, and living well until the end of life is something most people want to experience. A good death meets the dying person’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Our failure to talk about and plan for death, is one of the most significant obstacles to improving the quality of living at the end of life.

Open discussions about dying can be difficult, so they are often ignored. This conference will inform you about many aspects of dying so that it becomes easier to have hopeful conversations and make plans that will assist people to die well. Preparing for a good death can help people achieve the best possible end to life.

Conference Program

Day One

  • 8.30 am Registration
  • 9.00am Welcome to Conference and Acknowledgement of Country
  • 9.30-11.00am Dying well - what does it mean? The role of palliative care - Dr Lawrie Palmer, Medical Head of Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Palliative Service
  • 11.00am Morning Tea
  • 11.30-12.30pm Developing a church-based community hospice to help people die well - Archdeacon Anne Ranse, Faith Community Nurse, Holy Covenant Anglican Church, Canberra
  • 12.30pm Lunch (please advise us of special dietary requirements)
  • 1.30-2.30pm What can we do to help a person to die well? - Jenny Richards, Social Worker, Daw Park Hospice
  • 2.30-3.30pm The conception of Compassionate Nurses: one to one care at the end of life to assist people to die well in their own home - Chris Wrightson, Director of Compassionate Nurses NSW
  • 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
  • 4.00-5.00pm Your Sacred Space. Choose one of the three options:
    Journaling for the Soul - Vicky Legge, Training Consultant, Baptist Care SA
    Relaxation for the Soul - Merilyn Packer, Facilitator SA Baptist Women's Ministry
    Art for the Soul - Libby Bennett, Art Teacher and Artist
  • 6.00pm Dinner for residential registrants

Day Two

  • 9.15am Welcome
  • 9.30-10.30am Dying Well: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering - Rev Dr Russell Bartlett, Lecturer and Spiritual Director, Tabor Adelaide
  • 10.30am Morning Tea
  • 11.00-11.45am Dying Well: a challenge to Christian compassion - Rev Robin Carter, Associate Pastor Aldgate / Littlehampton Baptist Church
  • 11.45-12.30pm Grief wounds! Its challenges and potential for growth - Rev Dr Gillies Ambler, Course Coordinator, St Barnabas College, Charles Sturt University
  • 12.30pm Lunch (please advise us of special dietary requirements)
  • 1.15-2.00pm Sacred Music to help people die well - Niki Vasilakis, Internationally renowned violinist
  • 2.00-2.45pm Is there a place for rituals for the dying? - Rev Kerry Davies, Pastor, Norton Summit Baptist Church
  • 2.45-3.30pm Launch 'My Choices' - Dr Anne van Loon, Vicky Legge & Ineke Hillege, Project team Baptist Care SA
  • 3.30pm Conference concludes

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Lawrie Palmer, Medical Head of Unit - Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Palliative Service
    Dr Palmer will tell us how contemporary palliative care assists people to die well and why it is a preferable choice to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia options being promoted in public debates
  • Rev Dr Russell Bartlett, Pastoral Care & Spiritual Formation Facilitator, Baptist Churches of SA
    Russell will explore the spiritual and theological issues raised in the Bible to understand suffering and what dying well might look like
  • Niki Vasilakis, internationally renowned violinist
    Niki will play her violin for us and share her story about the inspiration for her most recent CD titled 'Sacred' which was created as a musical gift to people so they might die well and experience peace

Enquiries:

Anne van Loon Phone: 8273 7100 Mobile: 0409 921 337
Email: avanloon@baptistcaresa.org.au

Vicky Legge Phone: 8273 7100, Mobile: 0427 784 745
Email: vlegge@baptistcaresa.org.au

[NB You must advise us by Thursday 8 June if you have specific dietary requirements.]

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