From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
18 July 2019
Sarah Williams wanted what so many of us already have — an education and to be married with a family of her own. Instead, she died from cancer at 33 before having the chance to legally marry […]
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 […]
3 June 2019
An innovative new resource kit has been developed in NSW to help local Aboriginal communities feel more welcome in palliative care settings and start inclusive and culturally appropriate conversations about end of life planning. “Into […]
24 May 2019
Ken Ross, son of world renowned palliative care pioneer & ‘Five Stages of Grief’ creator Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, spoke to Palliative Matters during National Palliative Care Week to reflect on the 50th Anniversary of his […]
21 May 2019
NSW’s only children’s hospice, Bear Cottage will unveil a Garden of Remembrance as part of National Palliative Care Week 2019, creating a dedicated place of love and solace to remember the children who won’t return. […]
20 May 2019
Dying is as normal a part of life as being born. While many of us are quick to rally around a new parent and offer help, supporting family or friends at the other end of […]
A man on a mission: How Dr Jordan Nguyen is mixing science and storytelling to build a better future for us all.
3 May 2019
Futurist, biomedical engineer, humanitarian, documentary maker, storyteller, tech entrepreneur, disability advocate… Dr Jordan Nguyen wears many hats as part of his quest to create tech-led solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Jordan will be […]
28 March 2019
New and emerging technologies are developing at a rapid rate. But it is important that palliative care remains a human service within the context of this changing world.
21 March 2019
On National Close the Gap Day we share the story of The Purple House, which is delivering hope, choice and comfort to remote Indigenous communities.
1 March 2019
It is not until we have lost someone that we really understand the power of a voice. The desire to just hear that voice one more time. The ability of a voice to evoke the love you shared.
- Frail elderly put new pressure on prisons to provide palliative care
- One third of elderly patients receive futile treatment before they die
- Symbolic works created with ink-filled syringe capture life and offer therapy
- The most intimate thing I’ve done in my life: Kylie’s story
- Vicarious trauma: a young nurse shares her experience