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Spotlight on Palliative Care Research Video Conference

Goals of Patient Care and Mindfulness-Based Compassion

Date: Tues 30 June Registration 1.45pm, 2 - 3pm

Venue: Video Conference

Designed for: Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Pastoral Care Workers, Facility Managers, Aboriginal Health Workers, Counsellors

Overview: Kaaren will focus on the background and current status of the goals of patient care process in Western Australia as well as the role of mindfulness-based compassion training for health professionals involved in end-of-life care.

Presented by: Kaaren Watts, Behavioural Scientist

Kaaren Watts, BA (Hons), PhD is a behavioural scientist with a research background in psycho-oncology, and more recently, with a focus on the evaluation of health services and processes related to palliative care. After completing her PhD in 2007, Kaaren joined a research group based at Prince of Wales Hospital (Randwick, NSW) as a hospital scientist. This role involved coordinating several large projects (including a randomised controlled trial) which focused on the psychosocial needs of individuals at risk of, or recently diagnosed with, breast or ovarian cancer. After relocating to Western Australia in 2011, Kaaren worked with the Regional team at Cancer Council WA and was involved in coordinating a pilot of the Distress Thermometer among clients from rural and remote areas with the aim of providing them with support targeted to their psychosocial needs. More recently, Kaaren has developed a strong research interest in palliative care. Since 2015, she has been involved in several projects at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia which have focused on the evaluation of services available to patients with chronic illnesses who require palliative care, and also research exploring the unmet needs of their carers.

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Device requirements: speaker, microphone and camera.

Instructions are sent with meeting ID number after registration

  • Within the Department of Health access is via the Telehealth sites
  • On your PC or laptop install the SCOPIA Desktop Client
  • Scopia Mobile is available for both Android and Apple products for use on an iPad or tablet.

Attendance records of individual participants and an evaluation from each participant is expected to be returned to PaSCE as soon as possible on completion of the session.

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