Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017

Dr Pippa Blackburn

Notre Dame University

Pippa has worked as a Palliative Care Social Worker for over 10 years and has a Master of Palliative Care and Graduate Certificate in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling. Pippa has a particular interest in grief, loss and bereavement. She has co-developed a bereavement common assessment framework (B-CAF) and a contemporary evidence based bereavement program. Pippa has undertaken a PhD looking at the concept of ‘receptivity’ to bereavement support. Findings from her PhD provide additional insights to help inform the development and design of bereavement support initiatives.