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Gathering of Kindness: Kindness Matters

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Monash Medical Centre Clayton

Lecture Theatre 1

246 Clayton Road

Clayton, VIC 3168

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Gathering of Kindness: Kindness Matters

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Join us for a morning of kindness and be inspired to contribute to a safer, more respectful health system at Monash Health. With the theme Kindness Matters, this session will explore the relationship between staff wellbeing and patient wellbeing.

Healthcare workers and consumers are welcome to join this thought-provoking forum of discussion and activities to help design a better way forward for healthcare.

Where: Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Lecture Theatre 1

When: Tuesday 31 October 2017

Time: 9.00am to 11.00am

Featuring

  • HUSH Kindness Play "What Matters"
  • Book Launches - Beyond the Stethoscope and the Gathering of Kindness Anthology
  • Panel Discussion facilitated by Dr Lorraine Dickey

What Matters is the third play in the series commissioned by the Hush Foundation and written by Alan Hopgood AM and Dr Catherine Crock AM to continue this brilliantly successful merging of arts and health.

Over 9000 health practitioners and patient advocates have experienced these plays across Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

What Matters is based on true stories from patients, health workers, administrators and carers, and explores how acts of kindness or lack of kindness can impact on patient and staff experience. and the safety in healthcare settings.

This play will be followed by a facilitated discussion is designed to engage staff and patients in ongoing conversations about the importance of kindness to everyone involved Book Launch Taking the form of a writers festival. Lucy Mayes will be launching her new book, Beyond the Stethosocope.

Our health care system is struggling. We live in an era of factory style medicine, spiralling costs, complex and chronic conditions, and doctors at the heart of it under pressure as never before. Witnessing worrying burnout in her doctor husband, Lucy Mayes went on a quest to find out what is really going on behind the scenes in medicine.

Lucy asked doctors on the front lines how they make meaning in their work, what quality medicine looks like to them, and what their hopes are for the future of medicine. What emerged were consistent messages about elements of practice that the culture and systems of medicine still struggle to understand and support: the power of humanism; compassion; listening; the therapeutic relationship; preventative care; the doctors’ own wellbeing journey; and mind-body plus other holistic understandings of health and healing.

Beyond the Stethoscope will leave readers shocked, moved and inspired by the struggles, wisdom and insights of those who sit before them in that most ancient and intimate of humanist exchanges: that of the doctor and patient.

Who Should Attend?

  • Clinical and Non Clinical Staff
  • Consumer Advisors
  • Volunteers

Contact

annemarie.hadley@monashhealth.org

This event is hosted by Monash, in partnership with Safer Care Victoria, The Hush Foundation and VMIA.

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