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


  1. Going in peace: does every old person need intervention?

    18 May 2017

    “He was old and full of chronic diseases with a complex past medical history. They wanted to keep him in hospital, do lots of tests. He protested. They didn’t listen.” WA general practitioner Dr Meryl Broughton outlines the challenges which can prevent an elderly person from being able to die in peace.

  2. Accompanying my mother through the process of dying as her carer, confidant and friend

    9 February 2017

    While caring for her mother as she was dying, Shannon Calvert discovered strength she didn’t realise she had.

  3. New course on death, dying and palliative care

    7 June 2016

    The first massive open online course on death, dying and palliative care starts at the end of this month and it is open to anyone aged 18-100 who has a computer.

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