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

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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