Location: Old Parliament House
- 8.30 - 8:45 am Morning Reflections
- 8.45am: Welcome
- 9:00am - 10.00am: Keynote 3:
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Rev Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay "Ageing and frailty: a spiritual perspective of the lived experience"
Frailty awaits many of us if we live long enough. Is it to be feared, denied or eliminated from life experience? How are we to face it? What choices do we have as we move into this stage of life? Frailty may often be seen as a precursor to the process of dying and as such can be a confronting
life and death challenge. One that we can not fully comprehend until or unless we are experiencing it ourselves.
But what is the experience really like, from the inside, for those making the final life journey? Can frailty be prevented? Is it an important component of the whole life experience? It
is very difficult for those on the ‘outside’ to know and it is only through listening to the narrative of those making these final life journeys that we can learn, first what the experience is like, find commonalities and differences in the experience and then to begin to learn how we may more effectively
walk beside those who are making this crucial final life journey. This paper, based on recent study of the lived experience of frail older people, explores the experience of frail people in residential care. The paper attempts to speak to their stories and to examine what we as loved ones and carers
can learn to improve the experience.
- 10.00am - 10.30am: Morning tea provided
- 10.30am - 12.00pm: Plenaries
10:30 to 11:00am
Paul Bongiorno AM, Australian political journalist and commentator
Royal Commission into Aged Care
11:00am to 11:30am
Ilsa Hampton, CEO of Meaningful Ageing Australia
New Aged Care Quality Standards for Australia
11:30am to 12:00pm
Associate Professor Rev Andrew Cameron, St Mark's National Theological Centre
Spiritual care in a secular age: its risks and rewards.
- 12.00pm - 1:00pm Concurrent Paper Sessions
- 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch provided and poster presenters
- 2.00pm - 3.00pm: Keynote 4:
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Professor Kalyani Mehta "The universality of spiritual pursuits"
Different cultures have variety of terminology for ‘meaning of life’, but the essence of spirituality is universal. This is particularly reflected in gerontological literature on the aging process. The search for a purpose of life occupies all human beings especially towards the later part of their lives, and this enhances positive adjustment and preparation for the end of life.
- 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Afternoon tea provided
- 3.30pm - 5:00pm: Concurrent Workshop sessions
Last updated 12 September 2019