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RSVP: Thu 27 May 2021



Non-member Price: $80.00 Add to Cart
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Please note: This is a pre-recorded session


1 hour

Original Recording

May 2019

Access Details

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You will receive access to your webinar purchase within 24 hrs.(Please refer to the 'Webinar Platform' section for more information). Access is given for a period of 4 weeks. Please note, extensions will incur a fee. 

Dates Available for Purchase

Up to 27 May 2021


An ageing population and high prevalence of chronic disease means there is an increasing demand on palliative care services. This also means occupational therapists are working with patients with life limiting illnesses across an array of settings. This webinar will introduce occupational therapists to the core principles of palliative care with a specific focus on occupational engagement and adaptation in the context of decline. It will outline the key assessment and interventions used by occupational therapists and the emerging research that underpins these approaches. Webinar attendees will be able to participate in a series of clinical scenarios to test and share knowledge acquired during the session.


  1. To be able to describe the core principles of palliative care.
  2. To understand the impact and experience of occupational engagement and adaptation in the context of functional decline.
  3. To be able to identify key assessment and intervention approaches in palliative care.
  4. To gain insight into current and future research relevant to occupational therapy practice in palliative care.
  5. To be able to apply and justify relevant assessments and interventions to specific palliative care case scenarios.
  6. To increase awareness of evidence based and professional development resources for occupational therapy and palliative care.

How will this webinar enable participants to work occupationally with clients/patients?

The webinar will provide insight into the emerging research that underpins the OT approach to practice in palliative care, with a specific focus on how OTs must reframe their practice to support occupational adaptation in the context of decline at end of life.


This webinar is suitable for OT's only


Celia is the Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and has specialised in oncology and palliative care for more than 10 years.

She is also Research Lead for Occupational Therapy at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University. Celia is involved with research in the areas of palliative care and cancer rehabilitation, specifically the experiences of patients and carers, the benefits of rehabilitation and return to work programs.


OTA Member: $56

OTA Student & New Graduate Member: $48

Non Member: $80

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