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

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  1. Maggie Beer Foundation tour inspires chefs in residential aged care

    28 April 2017

    Maggie Beer visited regional towns in northern NSW recently to promote the use of fresh food within residential aged care homes.

  2. Tool supports staff to discuss elderly people’s spiritual needs

    26 April 2017

    Today Meaningful Ageing Australia launched a screening tool designed to better equip staff and volunteers to discuss the spiritual needs of elderly people.

  3. Zoe Mitchell is dying to talk

    21 April 2017

    WA social worker Zoe Mitchell won Palliative Care Australia’s inaugural ‘Emerging Leader’ prize in 2015 for her untiring patient advocacy and commitment to palliative care. She would not want to waste time and energy on futile treatments and investigations at the end of life. But she would want kisses from her crazy little puppy.

  4. Calls for humanitarian disaster responses to include palliative care

    21 April 2017

    Palliative care needs to be an integral part of humanitarian disaster responses, according to eight international experts who have raised the issue in a prestigious medical journal this week.

  5. Death can strengthen love and connection: Dr John Endacott

    20 April 2017

    There is a tragic experience that Dr John Endacott and his father both lived through as young children, a generation apart: the death of a parent. Dr Endacott, now a geriatrician, is a firm believer in death offering great opportunities for meaningful connection – which should be celebrated.

  6. New animated video captures insights from bereaved parents

    11 April 2017

    A new online video offers a short, animated version of the book ‘By My Side: Stories of parents whose child has died from cancer’. One of the 13 parents quoted, Sally McAuliffe, tells Palliative Matters how important it is for grieving parents to have access to others’ insights and experiences.

  7. New trial tracks difference palliative care specialists can make in residential aged care

    11 April 2017

    A new proactive approach to providing specialist palliative care within residential aged care facilities is being trailled across 12 sites in Canberra.

  8. New funding brings first young adult hospice one step closer to reality

    6 April 2017

    A commitment of $2 million recurrent funding from the NSW Government has brought a new hospice for people over the age of 18 one step closer to fruition, according to Bear Cottage nursing unit manager Narelle Martin.

  9. Molecular air and other tasty treats to feature in new palliative care cookbook

    5 April 2017

    How do you help a young boy to enjoy the simple pleasure of fresh strawberries and ice cream when he so unwell he can’t swallow? HammondCare’s executive chef, Peter Morgan-Jones, is sure to find a way.

  10. Recipe: Watermelon, lime and mint foam

    5 April 2017

    HammondCare’s executive chef, Peter Morgan-Jones, shares his recipe for watermelon, lime and mint foam, which is suitable for people on smooth, pureed diets and those who can eat thickened fluids.

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