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  1. Kate Swetenham, Service Director of Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, said patients and carers are generally careful to protect one another’s feelings, which can severely inhibit what they say when they are together. Significant long-term benefits […]

  2. Leading academic Professor David Currow has called for national guidelines on referral to specialist palliative care services at the 13th Australian Palliative Care conference in Melbourne. His suggestion, which was met with applause from delegates, […]

  3. Despite a huge emphasis within medical schools on teaching empathy, a hidden curriculum causes students’ compassion to decline over time, according to an Associate Professor of General Practice at The Australian National University Medical School. […]

  4. Palliative care professionals were encouraged to get online and get social by expert Dr Christian Sinclair. Dr Sinclair, an assistant professor of palliative medicine at the University of Kansas, says social media offers opportunities for […]

  5. Dr Scott Martin painted a picture of a world where robots could take on many caring roles – asking: is this one way of making palliative care fit for the future? Dr Martin argued that […]

  6. Nick Champion

    3 September 2015

    Left to right: PCA CEO Liz Callaghan and Mr Nick Champion MP Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Nick Champion shared some personal experiences of death and how his views of dying had been shaped by […]

  7. Too few palliative care patients are being referred for physiotherapy despite its potential to improve their quality of life, according to a physiotherapist speaking today at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Melbourne. Pauline […]

  8. Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today encouraged clinicians, community members, patients and carers to help shape the future of palliative care in Victoria.“I am delighted to announce today that the Victorian Government will be […]

  9. Welcome! This is the first Conference Update and you will find one of these in your inbox every morning of the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference. Each update will take you to a feature article […]

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