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

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  1. India’s father of palliative care gently shakes Australia with his insights and wisdom

    13 October 2017

    The man the New York Times describes as “the father of palliative care in India”, Dr MR Rajagopal, has arrived in Australia on a national speaking tour. He is attending screenings of a documentary about his work; Hippocratic – 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World.

  2. Films capture the experience of caring for someone who is terminally ill

    31 March 2017

    An organisation focussed on the wellbeing of people who care for someone at the end of their life has launched three short films to shed light on this experience.

  3. Community’s exceptional care for dying mother inspires charity to ensure others receive the same

    21 March 2017

    Everyone who dies an expected death deserves exceptional support from their local community. That’s the philosophy underpinning It Takes a Village – a charity working to create compassionate communities in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria.

  4. Long-term value for all in accepting offers of help

    7 September 2016

    The deep bonds that are formed between carers and those supporting them can last for years into bereavement. So is important for carers to accept all offers of help, even when they think they don’t need it, according to renowned expert in building compassionate communities, Dr Julian Abel.

  5. Engage communities and train carers to provide end-of-life care: UK expert

    28 July 2016

    While hospices will continue to have a role to play in caring for people with severe symptoms in the UK, there is a growing need for the community to participate more in end-of-life care, according to a leading palliative care expert.

  6. Training communities to be compassionate and contribute: how an expert from Spain is making it happen

    27 July 2016

    Spanish palliative care physician Dr Emilio Herrera is a keynote speaker at Palliative Care Victoria’s conference this week. He gives Palliative Matters an early insight into how he is reinvigorating communities’ capacity for caring at the end of life.


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