From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
7 November 2018
Hospital substitution by the provision of palliative care in the home, in sub-acute services or hospices and in residential aged care is not only meeting the wants and desires of Australians, but it’s an economic no-brainer.
2 November 2018
Kimberley Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Worker, Kimika Lee, has been recognised for her tireless work in the community by winning the Leadership and Innovation Award at the Western Australia Regional Achievement and Community Awards this month.
17 October 2018
“Disability is not a deficit within the person, but shows up the deficits in our culture and society that does not fully accept, encourage and celebrate humanity, no matter what it looks like. The unique and distinctive abilities of this amazing group of children can act as an inspiration for all of us, to encourage each other.”
22 September 2017
The Centre for Palliative Care is encouraging doctors, registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals who care for patients with advanced disease to attend the 5th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium in Melbourne next month.
31 October 2016
Hana Sayers found a way to extend how long her father’s body could be kept at home, giving her the time she needed to say goodbye. In the midst of her grief, she was driven to achieve the same for parents of still-born babies, fundraising for a cooling cot that keeps bereaving families together in hospital or at home.
7 October 2016
Tomorrow is World Hospice Day, but what do we mean by hospice? Now is the time to get savvy. Here are 10 quick facts to bring you and your loved ones up to speed on hospice and end-of-life care approaches in Australia.
4 September 2015
Results from a project encouraging SA community pharmacists to stock five core palliative medicines were presented for the first time today at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Melbourne.
- 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