Braemar Offers Free Information Evening on Palliative Care

on the Thursday, May 2, 2019

Braemar Presbyterian Care is offering a free community event for local people who are keen to learn more about palliative care services offered at Braemar sites. The Living with Dignity, Dying in Comfort information evening will take place on 22 May from 5:30PM at Braemar House, located at 10 Windsor Road, East Fremantle.

Braemar Presbyterian Care Professional Standards, Quality and Risk Specialist, Bernadette Samura, says the evening will feature information on ways that West Australians, and their loved ones, can live with dignity whilst receiving quality of life.

“Palliative care is far more than just end-of-life care and, at Braemar, we want to ensure everyone involved in this quality of life process is very much part of the care and friendship philosophy that we have here within our organisation,” she says.

With a keynote presentation from Bethesda Hospital’s Clinical Nurse Manager, Ed Gaudion, and exhibits showcasing various care approaches, the free workshop is open to members of the community, their families with loved ones in care facilities, those planning to relocate to care centres, and anyone keen to learn more about palliative care.

“Braemar views it as essential to challenge the myths and stigmas around palliative care; we want people to openly discuss it as a normal part of their future planning,” Mrs Samura adds.

The Living with Dignity, Dying in Comfort information evening will take place on Wednesday 22 May at Braemar House in East Fremantle, from 5:30-7PM. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Anyone interested in attending this session can find out more details by contacting (08) 6279 3654.

Find out more about Braemar Presbyterian Care.