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

Decision Assist

  1. Doctors encouraged to proactively manage end-of-life care

    17 February 2016

    General practitioners have been encouraged to take a proactive role in identifying people with advanced chronic conditions that will lead to death and prepare them for end-of-life.

  2. 10 minutes with Karen Conte

    4 November 2015

    Meet Karen Conte, who has learned many things about life during her 30-year palliative care career. She has supported hundreds of people as they were dying, both in hospital and community settings. It has taught her not to sweat the small stuff.

  3. 10 minutes with Bridget from Decision Assist

    30 October 2015

    Meet Bridget, one of the 10 palliative care nurses who answers calls to the 24-hour Decision Assist advisory line. Bridget is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, who has extensive experience in oncology. She brings 20 years’ experience to the role.


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