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  1. A Lasting Tale

    1 March 2019

    It is not until we have lost someone that we really understand the power of a voice. The desire to just hear that voice one more time. The ability of a voice to evoke the love you shared.

  2. Cassandra Thorburn – Living life without regret

    1 March 2019

    Sometimes in life we are thrown opportunities when we least expect it. Cassandra Thorburn talks to Palliative Matters about death, dancing and living without regret.

  3. Ten things I’ve learned about death since losing my Dad

    28 February 2019

    Death is the ubiquitous spectre waiting to affect us all and while we cannot avoid it, we can try to understand it a little better.

  4. Palliative Care 2030: Working Towards the Future of Quality Palliative Care for All

    14 February 2019

    Palliative Care 2030 sets out a platform for the discussions we need to have meet the palliative care needs of our community in the future.

  5. New resources to support people living with dementia

    31 January 2019

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is undertaking study to evaluate new resources to support people living with dementia discuss their end-of-life wishes. The Care Compass Study resources seek to provide a set of tools to support […]

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    Free education for health clinicians about end of life law in Australia

    31 January 2019

    A free national training program by QUT for clinicians and medical students to learn about end of life law in Australia has launched today

  7. We can’t build more hospitals

    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.

  8. Kimika Lee recognised for her leadership in the community

    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.

  9. The woman turning children’s disabilities into super powers

    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.”

  10. Learn, connect and collaborate at next month’s Palliative Care Research Colloquium

    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.


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