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

  1. Living and dying in the place that matters most

    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.

  2. A Lasting Tale

    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.

  3. Cassandra Thorburn – Living life without regret

    1 March 2019

    Sometimes in life we are thrown opportunities when we least expect it. Cassandra Thorburn talks to Palliative Matters about death, dancing and living without regret.

  4. Ten things I’ve learned about death since losing my Dad

    28 February 2019

    Death is the ubiquitous spectre waiting to affect us all and while we cannot avoid it, we can try to understand it a little better.

  5. Palliative Care 2030: Working Towards the Future of Quality Palliative Care for All

    14 February 2019

    Palliative Care 2030 sets out a platform for the discussions we need to have meet the palliative care needs of our community in the future.

  6. New resources to support people living with dementia

    31 January 2019

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is undertaking study to evaluate new resources to support people living with dementia discuss their end-of-life wishes. The Care Compass Study resources seek to provide a set of tools to support […]

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    Free education for health clinicians about end of life law in Australia

    31 January 2019

    A free national training program by QUT for clinicians and medical students to learn about end of life law in Australia has launched today

  8. 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.

  9. National art competition highlights what matters most during the holiday season

    6 December 2018

    In the lead up to this holiday season, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) hosted the third Dying to Talk online art competition which asked participants to create a piece of art that demonstrates what matters most to them during the holiday season.  With a record of 125 entries submitted, artworks were created by artists all around the country.

  10. 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.

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