From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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