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  1. “Everywhere I take the baby alpacas, people smile”

    12 March 2020

    The first thing that strikes you when you meet Nils Lantzke is his generosity of spirit. When he tells the story of how he got his first alpaca, Honeycomb, as a gift in 2003, Nils […]

  2. Dying to Yarn breaks down barriers

    9 December 2019

    Over 200 Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Health Professionals, Elders and Community members from across the country gathered in Brisbane recently to attend the inaugural Dying to Yarn – Palliative Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

  3. Palliative care champions recognised

    29 September 2019

    Each day across Australia, thousands of individuals and teams are working in palliative care to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with a life-limiting illness. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is proud […]

  4. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Roger Lush

    10 September 2019

    In the leadup to the 2019 National Palliative Care Awards (to be announced at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth), we’ve been catching up with some past award winners. Today we hear from Roger […]

  5. Life after Jarrod… Briony Lyle takes on her next big challenge

    19 June 2019

    Briony Lyle will share insights from her extraordinary life with late husband, professional golfer Jarrod Lyle, at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference this September. From their high school days in Shepparton, Victoria to the world […]

  6. Christmas without mum

    21 December 2018

    For many of us, the festive season is a time when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year ahead. It is usually a time for fun, laughter and happiness. However for many families, the holiday season can be a time of great sadness with the memory or loss of a loved one.

  7. Learn about palliative care worldwide

    3 December 2018

    Palliative care is a discipline that is understood and performed in a number of different ways across the world. Each country utilises their own knowledge, resources and skills to provide quality palliative care for people with a life-limiting illness. In order for health professionals to learn about how palliative care operates in different countries, Jon Baines Tours offer dedicated palliative care tours led by experienced palliative care professionals.

  8. What the history of medical science can tell us about choosing to better manage illness with palliative care

    19 November 2018

    Why is it that many Australians can choose from over 300,000 health apps for their smartphones, but not their preferred way to receive care for a life-limiting illness? Has society forgotten about what it means to deal with the final stages of life?  

  9. Why greater investment in palliative care could lead to economic benefits

    13 November 2018

    The new Aged Care Standards recently released by the Australian Government could have helped reduce the costs of end-of-life support and help more elderly people deal with a terminal illness, but did not mention the role of palliative care in aged care facilities. The omission is a lost opportunity.

  10. Nursing student’s passion for palliative care

    1 November 2018

    For many undergraduate nursing students, palliative and end-of-life care is an area of study that students tend to shy away from. For 20 year old nursing student, Cassidy Wilson, her dedication and desire for helping people and their families at the end of life has just begun.


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