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

  1. caring@home further supports community palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic

    29 April 2020

    The National Palliative Care Project, caring@home, has adapted its popular package for carers to now include an emergency COVID-19 pack to further assist service providers and carers. COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for patients, carers, […]

  2. “Everywhere I take the baby alpacas, people smile”

    12 March 2020

    The first thing that strikes you when you meet Nils Lantzke is his generosity of spirit. When he tells the story of how he got his first alpaca, Honeycomb, as a gift in 2003, Nils […]

  3. Advocates highlight palliative care as “essential component” of healthcare at WHO Executive Board meeting

    Advocates highlight palliative care as “essential component” of healthcare at WHO Executive Board meeting

    18 February 2020

    Palliative care advocates, including direct stakeholders highlighted palliative care as an “essential component” of healthy ageing, universal health coverage and the response to non-communicable diseases at the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting in Geneva […]

  4. Local pharmacy becomes community hub in bushfire emergency

    23 January 2020

    The recent bushfire emergency has threatened the lives and homes of many Australians; creating a high level of anxiety and grief for those evacuated and their loved ones. In Braidwood NSW, a community heavily affected […]

  5. Getting by with a little help from our friends

    12 December 2019

    The concept of intergenerational care has been gaining momentum in Australia over recent years, with more being discovered about the health and wellbeing benefits of bringing young people and older people together in shared learning […]

  6. Dying to Yarn breaks down barriers

    9 December 2019

    Over 200 Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Health Professionals, Elders and Community members from across the country gathered in Brisbane recently to attend the inaugural Dying to Yarn – Palliative Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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