From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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?
- 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