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From Palliative Care Australia Palliative Matters Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care


  1. Beyond aromatherapy: what you need to know about me as I 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?

  2. 10 minutes with Bridget from Decision Assist

    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.

  3. New plan to get people with dementia to start planning earlier

    20 October 2015

    A new national research project will measure whether geriatricians can increase rates of advance care planning among people with dementia, soon after their diagnosis.

  4. Little Stars to raise awareness of paediatric palliative care

    4 September 2015

    A new DVD capturing life-affirming stories about paediatric palliative care is available free to people wishing to raise awareness.

  5. Separate terminally ill patients and carers for psychosocial assessments

    3 September 2015

    Kate Swetenham, Service Director of Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, said patients and carers are generally careful to protect one another’s feelings, which can severely inhibit what they say when they are together.

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