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Dr Michael Barbato explores Experiences around Dying in Tamworth

25th October, Tamworth

Join Dr Michael Barbato in Tamworth on Thursday the 25th of October at this Forum to look at Experiences around Dying.

Michael will discuss experiences including dreams, visions/hallucinations, symbolic language, unconsciousness, the moment of death within the context of caring for people at or near the end of their lives.

The forum aims to bring together palliative care staff and volunteers, pastoral care staff and volunteers, as well as practitioners from health, aged care and community support.

When:               Thursday 25th October 2018

Time:                 9:30 am – noon

Where:              Tamworth Community Centre, 3a Darling St, Tamworth (see map below)

Cost:                   Free to register, registrations essential

RegistrationClick here to register via Eventbrite or contact Kate Bowman on (02) 9206 2048

Organisers:     Palliative Care NSW

Flyer:                 Click here to download the flyer

About the speaker:

Michael spent 20 years working as a specialist physician in rural NSW before moving to Sydney in 1989 to commence work in palliative care. Prior to his retirement in 2012 he directed palliative care services in NSW and the ACT and did regular locum work for the Northern Territory Palliative Care Service. His areas of interest include the holistic care of the dying, end-of-life dreams and visions, the experience of dying and the moment of death.

Together with Ann, he facilitates Caring for the Living and the Dying workshops for professional and community groups. He has spoken at state, national and international conferences. He is the author of three books on palliative care and has published widely. Michael believes the Midwifing Death Correspondence Course gives participants a better understanding of what it means to be an amicus or companion for those who are dying and the skills required to take on this important role.

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