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  1. Find it hard to express end-of-life wishes? Try new online activities, designed to help

    23 May 2017

    People wishing to document and share their wishes for end-of-life care can now complete a series of questions online, or play an online card game to inspire and capture their thinking. Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, launched the new interactive online resources today, which build on Palliative Care Australia’s Dying to Talk Discussion Starter.

  2. Cooling options give families more time to say goodbye

    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.

  3. World Hospice Day

    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. Jean Kittson is dying to talk

    26 May 2016

    Entertainer Jean Kittson answers questions from the new Dying to Talk Discussion Starter, revealing her end-of-life wishes. High on her list is having a palliative care nurse handy to explain what is going to happen.

  5. Simple list improves community access to palliative medicines

    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.

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