From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
22 February 2017
Interior design student Shannon Jones is fundraising to revamp the palliative care ward at a Brisbane hospital. She plans to make it a more comfortable and uplifting environment for patients and their families, and staff.
16 February 2017
For people grieving the loss of a loved one, a simple program that enables them to walk and talk with trained volunteers is making a difference.
16 February 2017
An inspired effort to save tree seedlings gives palliative care patients a sense of purpose while in hospital.
10 February 2017
Recognising that grandparents are often forgotten mourners when children die, Bear Cottage children’s hospice has started an annual camp which provides much-needed therapeutic support.
7 February 2017
When Tasmania’s hospice@HOME project was presented at the most recent International Palliative Care Conference in Montreal, it was introduced as being of global significance.
6 February 2017
As an end-of-life-care nurse practitioner, Jeanette Lacey often meets patients just hours before they die in hospital. She explains just how much she can do for patients and their families in that limited time.
31 January 2017
Joe Stanioch has worked as a volunteer at Bear Cottage children’s hospice in Sydney for about 13 years. In that time he has made lamingtons for a royal visit, saved the hospice from flooding and stood in as chief cook.
16 January 2017
Dr Jane Fischer was recently elected as President of the Palliative Care Australia Board. The CEO of Calvary Health Care Bethlehem explains where her passion for palliative care stemmed from and how it became the focus of her career.
- 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