Cancer and COVID-19 in Victoria: unpacking the complexity of providing palliative care services during a pandemic
October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| FREE
The current COVID-19 pandemic raises critical clinical questions and challenges for health professionals seeking to continue optimal care for patients with cancer. The MPCCC and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance present a special series of Cancer and COVID-19 education events.
On the eve of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day we invite you to join a panel of experts who will head a discussion into the complexities of palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This multidisciplinary program will explore the clinical, ethical and patient experience and touch on important topics including:
- Visitation guidelines and considerations for palliative services
- The ambiguity between the guidelines and their application
- Service delivery
- Bridging the gap between ethical priorities and compassionate care
- Impact on patients and families
Head of Division, Support at Cancer Council Victoria
Associate Professor Brian Le
Director of Palliative Care, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Associate Professor Mark Boughey
Director Palliative Medicine St Vincent’s Melbourne, Deputy Director, Centre for Palliative Care
Friday 9 October, 1.00-2.00pm
This webinar will be held online via Zoom. Zoom joining details will be circulated one hour prior to the commencement of the webinar.