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Event Details - Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders

Title: Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders
Type of Activity: Online Event
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Webinar Overview

Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders: Identify the unique needs and issues of an ageing population upon clinicians, health care, and families. This webinar will be beneficial for people who support elders and their families, both professionally and informally. 


Participants are required to complete an online assessment with a 100% pass rate. This assessment must be completed within one month of the live webinar date. Certificates with an ACA approved logo will not be granted without completing the assessment successfully. 

Course / Workshop Outline:

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020


  • Victoria: 10.30am - 12.00pm AEDT
  • New South Wales: 10.30am -12.00pm AEDT
  • Tasmania: 10.30am - 12.00pm AEDT
  • South Australia: 10.00am - 11.30am ACDT
  • Queensland: 9.30am - 11.00am AEST
  • Northern Territory: 9.00am - 10.30am ACST
  • Western Australia: 7.30am - 9.00am AWST
OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Develop awareness of demographic trends about ageing and their implications.
  2. Understand how social attitudes about ageing affect care delivery and supports.
  3. Explore the impact of ageing relatives on family systems.
  4. Articulate the concerns and losses that are often felt by older individuals.
  5. Examine the losses associated with ageing using current bereavement theory and practice.
  6. Define the roles and responsibilities of professional caregivers who are involved with elder care
Start/End Date: 10/03/2020 to 10/03/2020
Time: 10:30:00 - 12:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Dr. Darcy Harris
Contact Name: Cassandra Leckie
Contact Phone: 03 9265 2100
Contact Email:
Qualifications: R.N., R.S.W., Ph.D., FT,

Darcy L. Harris, R.N., R.S.W., Ph.D., FT, is an Associate Professor and the Thanatology Coordinator at King’s University College in London, Canada, where she also maintains a private clinical practice specialising in issues related to change, loss, and transition. She is also on faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. She has served on the board of directors of the Association for Death Education and Counselling and is a current member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement.

She is a series co-editor for Routledge’s Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series and she is an internationally-recognised speaker and author.  She has authored numerous articles, chapters, and books. Her most recent publications include Principles and Practice of Grief Counselling (Springer) and Non-Death Loss and Grief: Context and Clinical Implications (Routledge).

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Parking: No
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? No
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  • Member - $50.00
  • Non Member $75.00

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