From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
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.
21 March 2017
For some people, the term ‘palliative care’ inspires gratitude and relief. For others, it inspires fear, particularly if they mistakenly believe that it signals giving up, can’t be received in conjunction with treatment, or is only for people who are about to die. That great challenge is tackled head on by a new online resource, which provides information for people with metastatic breast cancer by focussing first on their needs.
16 March 2017
Palliative care nurse Charlotte Coulson is one of 33 nurses and midwives to be chosen as a finalist for the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, to be announced in May. Of the five years she worked in the Kimberley, three focused on improving palliative care access for Aboriginal people with end-stage kidney disease.
15 March 2017
Thousands of people nearing death have found peace in the sounds and silences created by Peter Roberts and his harp. His inspiring transformation from furniture retailer to music thanatologist has been captured in a feature-length documentary, to be released later this year.
- 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