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

  1. To die well, we must talk about death before the end of life

    14 November 2019

    I would like to tell you an all-too-familiar story. It begins with a long-term care home resident, Laura, who has multiple chronic conditions and gets an infection that doesn’t get any better. Her health has […]

  2. Supporting palliative care patients who choose to die at home

    10 October 2019

    Max* a 95-year-old man, was recently admitted to a private hospital in metropolitan Brisbane, Queensland. He had a history of cancer, had exhausted his disease-modifying treatment options, and the health care team recognised that Max […]

  3. Palliative care champions recognised

    29 September 2019

    Each day across Australia, thousands of individuals and teams are working in palliative care to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with a life-limiting illness. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is proud […]

  4. Perth artist turns dream into winning entry

    12 September 2019

    Perth-based artist Behzad Alipour has been announced as the overall winner of Palliative Care Australia’s Dying to Talk Art Competition at a special exhibition at the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC). His work, titled […]

  5. 2017 National Palliative Care Awards catchup: QuoCCA

    11 September 2019

    As we countdown to the announcement of the 2019 National Palliative Care Awards at this week’s Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth, we were fortunate to catch-up with some past winners. This week we hear […]

  6. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Roger Lush

    10 September 2019

    In the leadup to the 2019 National Palliative Care Awards (to be announced at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth), we’ve been catching up with some past award winners. Today we hear from Roger […]

  7. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Peter Jenkin

    5 September 2019

    In 2017  Peter Jenkin, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner: Aged Care at Resthaven Adelaide was awarded the National Palliative Care Award for ‘Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting’.  As part of our “Where are they […]

  8. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Anna Holliday

    2 September 2019

    Next up in our “Where are they now” series we catch up with Anna Holliday, Project Manager at Li-Ve Tasmania and the winner of the Emerging Leader category at the 2017 National Palliative Care Awards. Anna will be attending […]

  9. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Dr Diana Ferreira

    27 August 2019

    As we countdown to the the announcement of the 2019 National Palliative Care Awards at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth, we thought it would be a great opportunity to catch up with our 2017 […]

  10. Sharing Sam’s end-of-life story to help others…

    26 August 2019

    Back in 2017 Lorna Hurst shared her very personal story with Palliative Matters about her son Sam’s bowel cancer diagnosis, treatment and death at just 17 years-of-age. Lorna has now generously agreed her to share […]

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