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From Palliative Care Australia Palliative Matters Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care

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  1. Difficult decisions: voices and choices for young people at end-of-life

    23 April 2018

    Doctor Ursula Sansom-Daly from the University of New South Wales was recently awarded a research grant from the HCF Research Foundation to focus on improving end-of-life outcomes for young people at end-of-life.

  2. Be In Charge Of Your End-Of-Life Care Wishes

    26 March 2018

    Prognosis can be a complex component of patient care for doctors and nurses, alongside the difficult task of discussing this with people with a life-limiting illness. With so many factors to consider for such a […]

  3. Bedside Stories – Learning to Listen

    7 February 2018

    As a physician and clinical educator, Dr Terry Hannan believes the art of ‘listening to the patient’ is virtually lost in modern medicine. In Dr Terry Hannan’s latest book, Bedtime Stories, he writes a collection of patient journeys highlighting the depths that can occur during the distress of people with a life limiting illness.

  4. Townsville Palliative Care Service Hosts Sixth Year Medical Students

    5 February 2018

    Many medical students graduate from universities across Australia with no or limited exposure to palliative care. In response to this, Townsville Palliative Care Service recently introduced an opportunity for medical students to increase their exposure to palliative medicine.

  5. Calvary Launch Virtual Research Institute

    7 December 2017

    A new virtual research institute is bringing together four specialist palliative care units to further research to address the main priorities in palliative and end-of-life care.

  6. AHHA Palliative Care Online Training Portal Relaunched

    14 November 2017

    In order to help support and benefit the ageing, The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) have re-launched their Palliative Care Online Training Portal aimed at helping aged and community care workers, carers, volunteers, family members and health professionals who provide palliative care to people in the community.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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