From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
21 July 2016
A new website is helping patients, families and health professionals to find and understand laws that underpin medical decision-making at the end of life.
4 July 2016
After the death of her husband Noel, Bernadette Gallagher started working as a volunteer to support patients receiving palliative care and their families. Recently awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), she gives a moving insight into the impact Noel’s death had on their four young children, and how that experience equipped her to support others.
29 June 2016
Worldwide, more than one-third of elderly patients receive invasive and potentially harmful hospital treatment during their last six months of life, potentially preventing a comfortable death and prolonging suffering rather than survival.
24 June 2016
Today, Flinders University is launching three free online learning modules which cover managing end-of-life issues in hospitals, recognising dying, and communication and decision-making.
- 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