Christopher Hall Workshop 1 (Full-day)

Workshop Title
Enhancing Bereavement Support Care within Palliative Care Services

Purpose/ Objective of Workshop
Explore a triage and bereavement care pathway and consider benefits of implementation of a bereavement care framework.

Brief Description
This workshop would be designed for staff working in palliative care services who have responsibility for the delivery of bereavement care services within their agency. This would explore models of providing bereavement care based upon assessment of risk for complicated bereavement outcome. With a focus on bridging research and practice this workshop would include a detailed exploration of a triage and bereavement care pathway and would consider the benefits of implementation of a bereavement care framework.

Target Participants (and any pre-requisite)
Palliative care service workers.


Facilitator Bio

For the past 15 years Christopher Hall has held the position of Director of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, a government-funded specialist bereavement service based in Melbourne, Victoria. A psychologist who has developed a specialisation in the field of grief and bereavement over the past 25 years, Christopher has trained many health and education professionals in grief theory and interventions both in Australia and internationally. He has a strong interest in child and adolescent grief, traumatic and complex bereavement experiences and the organisational impact of grief and loss. Christopher was the scientific and organising committee Chair for the 8th International Conference of Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (2008 ICGB), and is currently the Board Chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWG) organisation.