30 March 2022

Volunteering in Palliative Care - FREE

Date: Wednesday 30 March
Venue: Cancer Council WA, Shenton Park
Cost: Free

Volunteers currently working in a palliative care setting

This event will provide volunteers with knowledge and understanding of palliative care

Learning Areas include:

  • A palliative approach
  • The volunteer’s role in palliative care
  • Boundaries and being part of the team
  • Communication skills
  • Loss, grief, bereavement
  • Self-care

Date: 30 March 2022, Registration 9am, 9.15am - 2.30pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park

Requirement: Volunteers working in a palliative care setting

Register here


01 February 2022

Palliative Approach for Residential Aged Care - PEPA

Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care

Program Objective:

Come and join us for an interactive session, utilising group discussion and case studies to provide participants with a greater understanding of palliative care and how it can be implemented within the facilities they work.

Topics covered:

  • palliative approach
  • communication skills
  • advance care planning
  • symptom recognition and understanding
  • end of life care

Date: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Time: Registration 8.45am, 9.00am-2.30pm

Presenters: Bernadette Nowak, Clinical Nurse Specialist

              Tina Dobrin, Social Worker

                   Metro Palliative Care Consultancy Service

For further information contact: pasce@cancerwa.asn.au or 9382 9300

Register here

08 February 2022

Eliciting and Responding to Emotional Cues

Clinicians Communication Program

"Eliciting and responding to Emotional Cues"

Date: 8 February 2022

Time: 8.30am - 1.00pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA at 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park (see map below)

Designed for: Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals 


This half-day workshop can help to enhance your communication skills and further develop resilience in discussing personal issues with patients, family and carers more effectively. By developing your communication skills you will also improve your professional relationships with patients and colleagues, whilst contributing to best practice and improving patient safety and outcomes.

The workshop involves participating in hypothetical scenarios with a simulated patient/actor and an experienced trained facilitator. There may also be a co-facilitator in training. We provide a safe, private and non-judgmental learning environment for you to practice and receive feedback on your communication skills.

Learning areas

• Develop effective fundamental communication skills

• Practice recognising emotional cues

• Embed intuitive responses through simulated role play

Parking: Free parking is available at 15 Bedbrook Place. See the map below for visitors parking information and directions to the Seminar Room.

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24 February 2022

General Practice and Oncology: Bridging the Gap

Health professionals are invited to attend an evening education session which includes a presentation and Cancer Center tour.

About this event

At this educational evening, the Head of Service Medical Oncology at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) will discuss cancer treatment modalities, including immunotherapy, and advise how best to enquire about your patient’s treatment and care. The tour of the cancer treatment facilities will provide valuable insight into the experience of patients diagnosed with cancer; bridging the gap between general practice and oncology. This session would be particularly relevant for health professionals practicing within the FSH catchment area.

5.30pm - Registrations and light meal

6.00pm - Welcome & introductions

6.05pm - Presentation and discussion | Dr Wei-Sen Lam, MBBS FRACP MHA - Head of Service Medical Oncology, Fiona Stanley Hospital.

  • Most common cancer treatment modalities
  • New advancements in cancer treatment i.e., immunotherapy
  • How to enquire about your patient’s cancer treatment and care at FSH.

7.00pm - Cancer Centre Tour

7.15pm- Event close

This education is an approved CPD activity under the RACGP program - activity ID: 31622

Register here