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  1. Royal Flying Doctor Service is dying to talk in the bush and map gaps in palliative care services

    20 October 2017

    Royal Flying Doctor Service doctors, nurses and pilots are embarking on a new Dying to Talk in the Bush project to support people living in rural and remote areas to discuss their end-of-life wishes and map gaps in palliative care access.

  2. Ten questions help consumers compare how residential aged care services provide palliative care

    25 May 2017

    People looking at aged care options are being encouraged to ask services whether they provide a palliative approach to care and whether they have links with specialist palliative care services.

  3. National health statistics highlight inequitable access to palliative care

    24 May 2017

    Where people live and their socioeconomic status has significant bearing on whether they need to rely on hospitals to receive palliative care, or are able to access it within the community, new national statistics suggest.

  4. Shannon’s early death inspires support for others without access to after-hours specialist palliative care

    15 July 2016

    The prospect of bringing his 19-year-old daughter, Shannon, home to die terrified Jeremy McKnight. “Her last wish was that she just wanted a few days at home in her own bed, but I was petrified that I wouldn’t be able to provide that for her.”

  5. Palliative care is for people with chronic disease, not just cancer

    26 May 2016

    A long-term misconception that palliative care is only for cancer patients may be preventing people with non-malignant chronic diseases from receiving the care they need, peak health bodies have warned.


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