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

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  1. Euthanasia no substitute for palliative care

    10 November 2015

    Associate Professor Richard Chye is director of palliative care at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. He is concerned we are too caught up with our ‘right’ to die, while not investing in the system that helps us to live as well as possible before we die.

  2. Beyond aromatherapy: what you need to know about me as I die

    9 November 2015

    Palliative care nurse Jeanette Liebelt has drafted a list of personal details for anyone caring for her at the end of life, so they will be better able to meet her personal needs and preferences, particularly if she has dementia. What would be on your list?

  3. CALD communities engaged in end-of-life discussions

    2 November 2015

    Nearly 5000 people from 10 culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Victoria have learned about palliative care in the first two years of a community education project that has scope to be replicated elsewhere.

  4. Mother of five uses her experience to help others

    24 September 2015

    After losing two of her five children within five years, Justine Betteridge has decided to use her experience to help others and is now volunteering as part of HammondCare’s Palliative Care Home Support team.

  5. Little Stars to raise awareness of paediatric palliative care

    4 September 2015

    A new DVD capturing life-affirming stories about paediatric palliative care is available free to people wishing to raise awareness.


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