From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
7 November 2018
Hospital substitution by the provision of palliative care in the home, in sub-acute services or hospices and in residential aged care is not only meeting the wants and desires of Australians, but it’s an economic no-brainer.
2 November 2018
Kimberley Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Worker, Kimika Lee, has been recognised for her tireless work in the community by winning the Leadership and Innovation Award at the Western Australia Regional Achievement and Community Awards this month.
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.
18 October 2018
My message to young carers is this — in caring for others, please don’t forget to care for yourself. It is easy to become so completely absorbed with your caring duties that you neglect your own health and wellbeing, lose contact with friends or let your career or study suffer.
17 October 2018
“Disability is not a deficit within the person, but shows up the deficits in our culture and society that does not fully accept, encourage and celebrate humanity, no matter what it looks like. The unique and distinctive abilities of this amazing group of children can act as an inspiration for all of us, to encourage each other.”
- 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