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Author: Heather Wiseman

  1. New training in assessing and addressing palliative care and advance care planning needs

    27 October 2017

    HammondCare is leading a new $2M project which aims to leave clinicians better equipped to initiate conversations about advance care planning and screen for palliative care needs. The project will target GPs, nurses and allied health staff working with older people and younger adults with chronic and debilitating illnesses, providing online learning resources, tele-mentoring and provide face-to-face training.

  2. Tina Pidcock is dying to talk using the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter

    26 October 2017

    Tina Pidcock is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Bundjalung Nation. Her passion has always been working to improve health outcomes for her people and now this has been extended to palliative care.

  3. When a death leaves love nowhere to land

    26 October 2017

    Bereaved mother Su-Rose McIntyre says grief doesn’t occur in a neat sequence of events or experiences; rather, it’s like Melbourne’s weather – all over the place.

  4. Royal Flying Doctor Service is dying to talk in the bush and map gaps in palliative care services

    20 October 2017

    Royal Flying Doctor Service doctors, nurses and pilots are embarking on a new Dying to Talk in the Bush project to support people living in rural and remote areas to discuss their end-of-life wishes and map gaps in palliative care access.

  5. Royal Flying Doctor Service highlights sorry state of palliative care access in remote areas

    20 October 2017

    “Not everyone is lucky enough to live somewhere, where – by good fortune – a palliative care expert has decided to locate themselves”. Read the full speech given by Royal Flying Doctor Service CEO, Martin Laverty, at the launch of the Dying to Talk in the Bush project.

  6. Having cared for her husband as he was dying, Sarah Winch explains how to do it well

    18 October 2017

    Dr Sarah Winch remembers clearly the day she promised her husband Lincoln that she would write a book. It was a Thursday morning. Two days later he was dead. Lincoln, 48, had kidney cancer, and with his diagnosis came Dr Winch’s new role as his primary carer. During National Carers Week, Dr Winch shares the highs and lows, and lessons that have stayed with her from that time.

  7. India’s father of palliative care gently shakes Australia with his insights and wisdom

    13 October 2017

    The man the New York Times describes as “the father of palliative care in India”, Dr MR Rajagopal, has arrived in Australia on a national speaking tour. He is attending screenings of a documentary about his work; Hippocratic – 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World.

  8. Bereaved volunteers support others experiencing grief through new national support line

    11 October 2017

    The Compassionate Friends has launched a new national support line for people grieving the death of a loved one, giving them the opportunity to speak with someone who can genuinely relate. The trained volunteers manning the free-call number are all bereaved parents, siblings or grandparents.

  9. Man on a mission to reduce unnecessary suffering

    5 October 2017

    Dr MR Rajagopal has successfully fought draconian laws in order to prevent large numbers of people suffering from severe pain. The Indian doctor is an outspoken critic of the modern medical industry and an inspiring global health leader. His story is told through an uplifting Australian documentary that premieres next week; ‘Hippocratic – 18 experiments in gently shaking the world’.

  10. Kelly Arthurs is dying to talk

    5 October 2017

    Sydney-based HammondCare clinical nurse consultant, Kelly Arthurs, provides palliative care education in residential care settings. She answers questions from the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter.

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