From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
end of life 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
30 August 2017
NSW Ambulance is drawing on palliative care expertise as it strives to deliver emergency responses that are consistent with patients’ existing medical treatment and wishes for end-of-life care.
28 June 2017
Having spent 11 years working as a volunteer for Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, Robin Downs is very clear about who benefits most from her unpaid work. The 76-year-old, who wears bright colours and a cheery demeanour when visiting patients, tried to move away from Melbourne a few years ago. She missed her volunteer work so much that she came back.
23 May 2017
Today, on the four-year anniversary of Hazel Hawke’s death, her daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke fondly remembers their final weeks together. Sue remains grateful that Hazel died in a residential aged care facility that understood dementia and provided good palliative care, both for her mother and those who loved her.
5 April 2017
HammondCare’s executive chef, Peter Morgan-Jones, shares his recipe for watermelon, lime and mint foam, which is suitable for people on smooth, pureed diets and those who can eat thickened fluids.
5 April 2017
HammondCare’s executive chef, Peter Morgan-Jones, shares his recipe for yoghurt cubes, which can be eaten by hand and are suitable for people on regular, soft, minced and pureed diets.
15 November 2016
At the end of life, dignity is a concept we tend to associate with managing basic bodily functions. More powerful however is a dying person’s perception of how they are seen by others, according to an international expert in dignity and palliative care.
- 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