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


  1. To die well, we must talk about death before the end of life

    14 November 2019

    I would like to tell you an all-too-familiar story. It begins with a long-term care home resident, Laura, who has multiple chronic conditions and gets an infection that doesn’t get any better. Her health has […]

  2. Perth artist turns dream into winning entry

    12 September 2019

    Perth-based artist Behzad Alipour has been announced as the overall winner of Palliative Care Australia’s Dying to Talk Art Competition at a special exhibition at the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC). His work, titled […]

  3. WA media veteran Di Darmody set to bring palliative care stories to life

    31 July 2019

    Palliative Care Australia is delighted to announce award-winning ABC radio presenter and producer Di Darmody as the MC for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth this September. A very familiar voice to those […]

  4. Championing palliative care through collaboration

    30 July 2019

    Palliative Care Australia today hosted its first Parliamentary event since the 46th Australian Parliament was officially sworn in on 2 July 2019, using the opportunity to highlight key issues facing the palliative care sector nationally. […]

  5. Life after ‘Death & Dying’: How Ken Ross is keeping his mother’s legacy alive

    24 May 2019

    Ken Ross, son of world renowned palliative care pioneer & ‘Five Stages of Grief’ creator Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, spoke to Palliative Matters during National Palliative Care Week to reflect on the 50th Anniversary of his […]

  6. A place to make memories

    21 May 2019

    NSW’s only children’s hospice, Bear Cottage will unveil a Garden of Remembrance as part of National Palliative Care Week 2019, creating a dedicated place of love and solace to remember the children who won’t return. […]

  7. Making informed choices for what you want

    20 May 2019

    Dying is as normal a part of life as being born. While many of us are quick to rally around a new parent and offer help, supporting family or friends at the other end of […]

  8. A man wearing a grey suit smiling at the camera

    A man on a mission: How Dr Jordan Nguyen is mixing science and storytelling to build a better future for us all.

    3 May 2019

    Futurist, biomedical engineer, humanitarian, documentary maker, storyteller, tech entrepreneur, disability advocate… Dr Jordan Nguyen wears many hats as part of his quest to create tech-led solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Jordan will be […]

  9. What will emerging technologies mean for the future of palliative care?

    28 March 2019

    New and emerging technologies are developing at a rapid rate. But it is important that palliative care remains a human service within the context of this changing world. 

  10. Living and dying in the place that matters most

    21 March 2019

    On National Close the Gap Day we share the story of The Purple House, which is delivering hope, choice and comfort to remote Indigenous communities.

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