From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
18 July 2017
As an artist, Margaret Ambridge offers exquisite insights into dying, human frailty, strength and love, all informed by her experiences working in palliative care. In September, her work will be exhibited at the Australian Palliative Care Conference in Adelaide.
6 April 2017
A commitment of $2 million recurrent funding from the NSW Government has brought a new hospice for people over the age of 18 one step closer to fruition, according to Bear Cottage nursing unit manager Narelle Martin.
31 January 2017
Joe Stanioch has worked as a volunteer at Bear Cottage children’s hospice in Sydney for about 13 years. In that time he has made lamingtons for a royal visit, saved the hospice from flooding and stood in as chief cook.
31 October 2016
Palliative care physician Dr Frank Brennan travelled to the International Palliative Care Conference in Montreal earlier this month to present a documentary filmed at a Sydney hospice.
Dr Brennan, who features extensively in the film, explains what it was like having filmmakers on the ward at Calvary Hospital and how their gentle, respectful approach built the trust of families, patients and staff.
13 October 2016
US hospice and palliative care specialist Dr BJ Miller is visiting Australia this week to speak at the Palliative Care NSW conference in Broken Hill. He tells Palliative Matters about his dream to design health care environments that focus on the patient experience, in order to enhance quality of life.
11 October 2016
Experiencing the deaths of up to six patients each week over the past 18 years has given Nikki Johnston remarkable insights into what happens at the end of life. The palliative care nurse practitioner from Clare Holland House was interviewed recently by Federal Labor MP Andrew Leigh for his podcast, The Good Life.
7 October 2016
Tomorrow is World Hospice Day, but what do we mean by hospice? Now is the time to get savvy. Here are 10 quick facts to bring you and your loved ones up to speed on hospice and end-of-life care approaches in Australia.
- 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