From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
advance care planning
29 June 2016
Worldwide, more than one-third of elderly patients receive invasive and potentially harmful hospital treatment during their last six months of life, potentially preventing a comfortable death and prolonging suffering rather than survival.
6 June 2016
Melbourne GP and writer, Dr Leah Kaminsky, kicks off her latest book with frank acknowledgement that she has always had a profound fear of death.
2 March 2016
American geriatrician and palliative care specialist Dr Diane Meier visited Melbourne recently to speak at a free public forum about dying, called ‘Death Happens! So let’s talk about how we die’. Dr Meier is the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, which works to increase the number and quality of palliative care programs in the US.
9 November 2015
Palliative care nurse Jeanette Liebelt has drafted a list of personal details for anyone caring for her at the end of life, so they will be better able to meet her personal needs and preferences, particularly if she has dementia. What would be on your list?
20 October 2015
A new national research project will measure whether geriatricians can increase rates of advance care planning among people with dementia, soon after their diagnosis.
- 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