From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
16 January 2017
Professor Patsy Yates has finished a four-year term as president of the Palliative Care Australia Board, but will continue in her role as a Board member. She reflects on the highlights of her time in office and her hopes for what the peak body can achieve in the future.
19 December 2016
Celebrate a loved one’s life by writing up their life story. You’ll remind them of all they have achieved and leave a legacy for future generations.
7 December 2016
People inspired to learn how their communities can support people at the end of life are encouraged to register this week for the Compassionate Communities Symposium in order to take advantage of early-bird rates.
24 November 2016
As a teenager Kathryn Dwan devoted six months of her life to caring for her father as he died of AIDS following a blood transfusion in the 1980s. She shares the impact that caring had on her, as a teenager and later as an adult, and how her simple acts of love contributed to her father’s spiritual and emotional wellbeing.
15 November 2016
At the end of life, dignity is a concept we tend to associate with managing basic bodily functions. More powerful however is a dying person’s perception of how they are seen by others, according to an international expert in dignity and palliative care.
10 November 2016
The soul-enriching harmonies of an acapella choir which sings to relieve suffering will enrich Deathfest in Brisbane with two performances from Saturday.
31 October 2016
Palliative care physician Dr Frank Brennan travelled to the International Palliative Care Conference in Montreal earlier this month to present a documentary filmed at a Sydney hospice.
Dr Brennan, who features extensively in the film, explains what it was like having filmmakers on the ward at Calvary Hospital and how their gentle, respectful approach built the trust of families, patients and staff.