From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative 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.
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.
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.
5 April 2017
HammondCare’s executive chef, Peter Morgan-Jones, shares his recipe for yoghurt cubes, which can be eaten by hand and are suitable for people on regular, soft, minced and pureed diets.
27 March 2017
Enrolments open today for a free, web-based course that allows people of all ages to learn about death and dying, and engage in supportive discussion. Dying2Learn is the second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be offered by online palliative care resource CareSearch.
24 March 2017
Whether someone dies in a hospital, hospice or residential aged care facility, it’s not unusual for their possessions to be passed back to their family in a plastic garbage bag. An End of Life Care Committee in Queensland has developed a more sensitive and respectful approach, which it hopes will be adopted nationally.
21 March 2017
Everyone who dies an expected death deserves exceptional support from their local community. That’s the philosophy underpinning It Takes a Village – a charity working to create compassionate communities in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria.
6 March 2017
Fiona Hawthorne explains how she came to head Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, and gives tips on how to support grieving parents.
- Frail elderly put new pressure on prisons to provide palliative care
- One third of elderly patients receive futile treatment before they die
- Symbolic works created with ink-filled syringe capture life and offer therapy
- The most intimate thing I’ve done in my life: Kylie’s story
- Vicarious trauma: a young nurse shares her experience