The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is launching a new public lecture series on 20 March 2019 that will focus on the themes of its proposed Caring Futures Institute – set to be a world-first research centre dedicated to the study of self-care and caring solutions.
The inaugural Caring Futures lecture will feature Professor Jennifer Tieman who will present on ‘Ageing, Caring, Dying, Grieving: Exploring death in contemporary Australia.’
While end-of-life experiences and death are a natural part of life, many prefer not to talk or even think about it.
Professor Tieman will discuss the complexity of individuals approaching the end of life, for their families, friends and the communities. Discussion will surround the implications of the ageing, aged care and palliative care reforms on individuals requiring end-of-life care, their carers and health professionals and how understanding death and dying can alleviate social, cultural and psychological trauma.
Caring Futures Institute
The Caring Futures Institute is currently being developed, with stakeholder consultation taking place through a number of workshops. It will seek to redefine how caring informs and impacts health outcomes, quality of life and social and economic prosperity.
The proposed institute will focus on the following four themes:
- Better Systems: Health & Social Care Systems & Processes
- Better Communities: Community Involvement & Participation
- Better Lives: Health Wellness
- Better Care: Care Interventions
Caring Futures inaugural lecture
‘Ageing, Caring, Dying, Grieving: Exploring death in contemporary Australia’
When: 20 March 2019. 5:00pm Registration – 7:00pm (light refreshments included)
Where: Room 10.1 – 10.2, Level 10, Victoria Square Campus, Flinders University