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    DED - Advance Personal Planning

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    Understand more about Advance Personal Plans (APPs) alongside Julie Rankin, an highly regarded occupational therapist with over four decades of experience working in health care.

    Drawing from her extensive background in end-of-life care, Julie will delve into the vital role of APPs in navigating health decisions and alleviating distress for both individuals and their families.

    Gain practical insights as Julie breaks down the process of creating and implementing these plans, empowering you to take proactive steps towards your future end-of-life health care.

    Following the presentation, you will have the chance to start work on your own APP and work with others to share ideas and find common needs.

    For more details, visit Advanced Care Planning Australia and download a blank APP here.

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    Julie Rankin graduated with a Bachelor Applied Science Occupational Therapy from Curtin University (WA) in 1980. Since then Julie has completed post graduate studies in Lymphoedema Management, Driving Rehabilitation, Palliative Care Loss and Grief Counselling, Train the Trainer Certificate IV, and Cross Cultural sensitivity education. Her 44 years experience as an Occupational Therapist across WA and NT ( rural and remote) including Aged Care, Palliative Care, Acute Care at RDH, Community Care, PEPA Manager, and Pediatrics in Rural and remote equipped Julie to be an Advance Personal Plan champion at Territory Palliative Care for 22 years.

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    Death Education and Discussion (DED) sessions take place on the first Saturday of the month and are an opportunity to tackle the topic of death from different angles. All sessions are respectful, curious, and may include creative elements.

    June - Supporting People with Final Farewells through letter writing, short biography book, and recording their oral history.

    July - Death Cafe

    August - Dying to Know Day (details TBC)

    If you have the time and means, please bring some cake or another tasty morsel to share with the group.

    These in-person events will take place at Darwin Community Arts on Travers Street in Coconut Grove, Darwin. Come and join the conversation about this inevitable part of life in a supportive and welcoming environment.

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    Please be advised the sessions are not intended as professional therapy or grief counselling. If you need this support please reach out to professionals equipped to give you the support you need. Lifeline 13114, Beyond Blue Webchat, or Amber NT for support in grief after the death of a child.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is this open to everyone?

    This event is open to everyone who wants to learn more about end of life and some of the things we can do to support ourselves and loved ones at end of life. We welcome people who wish to contribute to proactive and supportive conversations around death and dying.

    Is there a cost?

    Attendance for these sessions is free. There will be tea, coffee and water available. If you have the time and means to contribute by bringing a shared plate for afternoon tea that would be welcome.

    Is there a limit on how many people can attend?

    Due to the nature of the conversation, and the size of the venue, we can accommodate up to 25 people.

    Who are the presenters?

    Presenters, panel members, or facilitators will change each month. Some months we will have presenters who have worked in the end of life space, and other months will include people with a deep interest in end of life conversations and raising death awareness in the community.

    What is the format of the sessions?

    The sessions will vary each month but as a general guide the first 10 - 15 minutes will be meet and greet followed by a 50 - 60 minute presentation. There will be time afterwards for people to stay and do a practical and/or arts based activity based on the presentation.

    Do I need to be artistic to attend?

    Not at all. Whilst we are holding the sessions at Darwin Community Arts the core intention of the sessions is to raise our collective death awareness in the community. Some months we will have more arts based sessions but these are guided sessions and everyone and every artistic ability is supported.


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    This is a free event. As a courtesy if you can't make it please let the organiser know so they can open up the spot for someone else.