From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
23 November 2015
Bilingual educator Tatiana Slezak ran education sessions about palliative care for people whose first language is Polish. She explains how culture can impact perceptions of palliative care and what helps people from non-English speaking backgrounds to learn about it.
10 November 2015
Associate Professor Richard Chye is director of palliative care at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. He is concerned we are too caught up with our ‘right’ to die, while not investing in the system that helps us to live as well as possible before we die.
9 November 2015
Palliative care nurse Jeanette Liebelt has drafted a list of personal details for anyone caring for her at the end of life, so they will be better able to meet her personal needs and preferences, particularly if she has dementia. What would be on your list?
4 November 2015
Meet Karen Conte, who has learned many things about life during her 30-year palliative care career. She has supported hundreds of people as they were dying, both in hospital and community settings. It has taught her not to sweat the small stuff.
2 November 2015
Nearly 5000 people from 10 culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Victoria have learned about palliative care in the first two years of a community education project that has scope to be replicated elsewhere.
30 October 2015
Meet Bridget, one of the 10 palliative care nurses who answers calls to the 24-hour Decision Assist advisory line. Bridget is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, who has extensive experience in oncology. She brings 20 years’ experience to the role.
30 October 2015
More emphasis needs to be placed on patient priorities and preferred outcomes when it comes to evaluating what represents value across palliative care services, according to a leading health economist and palliative care expert.
26 October 2015
Palliative nurse practitioner Nikki Johnston worries that people with dementia are missing out on specialist palliative care.
22 October 2015
A leading palliative care expert will be among the key advisors to new Severe Behaviour Response Teams, designed to assist with symptom management in aged care residents with dementia who exhibit severe behaviour.
- 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