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


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    Free education for health clinicians about end of life law in Australia

    31 January 2019

    A free national training program by QUT for clinicians and medical students to learn about end of life law in Australia has launched today

  2. New training in assessing and addressing palliative care and advance care planning needs

    27 October 2017

    HammondCare is leading a new $2M project which aims to leave clinicians better equipped to initiate conversations about advance care planning and screen for palliative care needs. The project will target GPs, nurses and allied health staff working with older people and younger adults with chronic and debilitating illnesses, providing online learning resources, tele-mentoring and provide face-to-face training.

  3. Program supports staff to initiate conversations about intimacy

    29 August 2017

    A Sydney palliative care hospital has overcome the hurdle of sex and dying being taboo subjects, running a program to ensure staff are better equipped to initiate conversations about intimacy.

  4. Discount rate for students keen to attend national palliative care conference

    20 July 2017

    Full-time university students have the opportunity to attend this year’s national palliative care conference in Adelaide at a significantly discounted rate.

  5. WA prison staff keen to improve palliative care knowledge

    15 December 2016

    This month, nursing staff working in WA prisons will simultaneously pick up the phone to improve their knowledge of complex symptom management at the end of life. Last month, 12 of their GP colleagues each made a similarly important phone call, enhancing their skills with insights from a palliative care doctor with 20 years’ experience.

  6. Palliative care’s unwilling film stars discover value in being videoed

    29 September 2016

    An unorthodox research project which films palliative care staff as they go about their day-to-day work has proven more valuable than expected, despite participants’ initial reservations.

  7. Study highlights value in aged care residents having access to specialist palliative care

    26 August 2016

    Providing proactive specialist palliative care in residential aged care facilities has shown significant benefits in an Australian pilot study which has achieved international interest.

  8. DVD offers practical tips and instruction for carers

    9 August 2016

    How frequently do you need to move someone to prevent pressure sores? How can you wash hair in bed? How do you safely push someone in a wheelchair down a ramp? Many new questions tend to arise when you’re caring for someone at the end of life. Fortunately, there is also a free DVD that answers them.

  9. Free online end-of-life education targets hospital staff

    24 June 2016

    Today, Flinders University is launching three free online learning modules which cover managing end-of-life issues in hospitals, recognising dying, and communication and decision-making.

  10. 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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