End of Life/Palliative Care

2022wed02nov11:00 amwed12:30 pmEnd of Life/Palliative Care

Event Details

The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), partnering with Lutheran Services, proudly presents the fourth in our series of Lunchbox Lectures  


End of Life/Palliative Care 

Date and Time: Wednesday, Wed. 2nd November 2022. 11am – 12.30pm 

Location: UniSC Gympie, 71 Cartwright Road, Gympie 4570 




Importance of providing excellent End of Life Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities. 


About this Event 

3rd year nursing students will undertake a final clinical placement at Lutheran Services Cooinda Aged Care prior to completion of their degrees. The Transition to Practice Program is supported by a series of seminars on aged-related topics to be presented by academics and industry experts to assist the students in their chosen career path. 

The Lunchbox Lectures are available to everyone and will allow you to learn how UniSC and Lutheran Services wish to support the development of the Aged Care sector in the future as well as strengthen your knowledge of key age-related health topics. 


Topic 1: Consideration of palliative and end of life cares 

A sometimes-confronting topic yet one that is imperative to address. This presentation will take a holistic view of the kinds of issues that may arise at the end of life for older people and will allow us greater understanding of grief and loss for families, fellow residents as well as staff of the residential aged care facility. 


Presenters 1: This topic will be co-presented by Dr John Rosenberg and Nicolette Bannink. John is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at UniSC, a Higher Degree Research Coordinator and the Academic Lead, UniSC Healthy Ageing Hub at Gympie. Nicolette has a Graduate Certificate in Nursing in General Practice and is also an Academic Lecturer in Nursing at UniSC. Their combined years of experience working in palliative care and passion for the provision of excellent end of life cares will make for an informative presentation. 


Presenter 2: Melanie Wagner leads the inaugural Nurse Practitioner program for Lutheran Services. Mel has a Masters in Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care as well as a Masters in Nurse Practitioner Studies. She recently won a LASA (Leading Aged Care Services Australia) aged care award for individual excellence, recognising her integrity, care and ingenuity in the lives of older people. The work she has been doing across the Lutheran Services sites in palliative care, end of life care and chronic disease was aptly rewarded. Mel claims “little is discussed and prepared for when it comes to end of life care. I believe the Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner role in residential care is key to improving outcomes.” This presentation will be enlightening. 


Email: gympie@usc.edu.au 

Phone: 5456 5800 




(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


University of the Sunshine Coast, Gympie

71 Cartwright Road