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  1. Cultural wishes respected in end-of-life care

    24 June 2021

    My parents were born in Naples, in the south of Italy. After my mum passed away in 2013 in Italy, my dad lived in Sydney with my brother Joe. A couple of years ago, at 87 years of age, dad started complaining of […]

  2. Palliative care at home in the bush

    3 June 2021

    If given the choice, most Australians with a life-limiting illness would prefer to be cared for, and to die at home. For people living in rural and remote locations, where a medical appointment may be […]

  3. Marc’s Story – His journey with Lissencephaly

    31 March 2021

    When Marc was born on January 8th, 2012, he was a perfectly healthy newborn baby boy with blonde hair and big blue eyes… and a lifetime of adventures before him. The first few months of […]

  4. Talking about end-of-life care in ICU

    25 March 2021

    As the Australian populations ages, more Australians get admitted to hospital with increasingly complex needs. Many of these patients will sadly die after hospital admission. Whether they reach the end of their life in ICU, […]

  5. The other half of palliative care

    4 February 2021

    David Baxter was by his widowed mother’s side in her bed when she died on 9 April 2020. She went as peacefully as possible, her head resting on David’s shoulder. Her pain was under control, […]

  6. CARERHELP: a resource dedicated to supporting those caring for people near the end of life

    3 July 2020

    The purpose of CarerHelp is to offer an online resource to help family carers prepare for and manage the role of supporting a person who is approaching the end of life. Why did we develop […]

  7. Keeping a library open through the window

    21 May 2020

    Maurie Voisey-Barlin speaks with a soft, yet very warm voice full of expression and joy. However, because of the current visitor restrictions due to COVID-19, his “elders”, as he calls them, cannot hear him anymore. […]

  8. caring@home further supports community palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic

    29 April 2020

    The National Palliative Care Project, caring@home, has adapted its popular package for carers to now include an emergency COVID-19 pack to further assist service providers and carers. COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for patients, carers, […]

  9. Dying to Yarn breaks down barriers

    9 December 2019

    Over 200 Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Health Professionals, Elders and Community members from across the country gathered in Brisbane recently to attend the inaugural Dying to Yarn – Palliative Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

  10. Supporting palliative care patients who choose to die at home

    10 October 2019

    Max* a 95-year-old man, was recently admitted to a private hospital in metropolitan Brisbane, Queensland. He had a history of cancer, had exhausted his disease-modifying treatment options, and the health care team recognised that Max […]


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