“To allow people the deaths they want, end of life care must be radically transformed…”
Dying for Change: Innovations in end of Life Care
A few events are going on in the Sydney Social Innovation space, these may or may not be applicable to you, or they may pique your interest. Please feel free to give us feedback.
Palliative care is definetly an area of growth, where social innovation is crucial, especially as the population continues to age.
Charles Leadbeater, leading authority on innovation and creativity and the co-author of the UK report ‘Dying for Change‘, will be in Sydney June 13.
What are the opportunities and barriers to social innovation in End of Life Care? What would aradically transformed end of life care sector look like in Australia?
From 3pm-6pm Charles Leadbeater will then join us in a dynamic and interactive afternoon to discuss the following:
- The UK report Dying for Change key findings and recommendations
- Examples of innovations in end of life care
- Reinventing and transforming death and dying in the community
- Strategies, barriers and opportunities for innovation
We can also announce the following speakers and topics:
Dr Debbie Horsfall, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney
Innovative social research – Bringing our Dying Home: Creating Community at End of Life
Steve Lawrence, CEO, Australian Social Innovation Exchange
What is social innovation?
Prof. Patsy Yates, Faculty of Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Vice-President Palliative Care Australia
Current issues and challenges for innovation in the sector
The event will also include the release of the research report Bringing our Dying Home: Creating Community at end of life – a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney, Cancer Council NSW and HOME Hospice.
For more information please contact Kerrie Noonan, 0439 040 499
Buy your tickets here: http://charlesleadbeaterjune13.eventbrite.com/
When: Monday, June 13, 2011
Where: 153-161 Dowling St Woolloomooloo 2011