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


  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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