Webinar: Enhancing support for family carers of people with serious illness – examples and priorities
4:00PM – 5:00PM Wednesday 31st August 2022
Palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of people living with serious and life-limiting illness and their family carers. However, despite policy and clinical guidelines highlighting the importance of the integration of a family approach to palliative care, evidence based systematically applied psychosocial support for family carers is still underdeveloped.
Presented by Professor Peter Hudson (Director Centre for Palliative Care) and facilitated by A/Prof Dr Mark Boughey, the webinar is open to all, however it is primarily targeted at health care professionals involved in caring for people living with a serious illness and their family carers.
This webinar will highlight:
- The common psychosocial and physical implications of being a family carer
- The most common needs of family carers
- Select examples of evidence based strategies to support carers
- Priorities for the future