Travel date: September 11, 2019
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019 (19OPCC)
Origin: Apia, Samoa / Destination: Perth, Australia
The meeting was quite refreshing because it highlighted to me that there is a wider community and a large interest in Palliative Care that I can access or tap into. It was helpful because it does reflect that everyone is looking for what works well in their own communities.
I will use the new knowledge to support organizations and the workforce to advocate for better services from a traditional and a cultural up approach. The ability to merge and marry systems that will add better value to patients, families and communities. Not one system is better. I will encourage my colleagues to appreciate the local and traditional knowledge that we have. These traditional systems have helped to sustain and maintain us through time and age. We can be the designers of a service that responds better to our own community.
I am very appreciative of the scholarship. I have nothing of note as I felt I was valued as a healthcare professional and an adult in ensuring I attend and be part of a conference.