From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
22 February 2017
Interior design student Shannon Jones is fundraising to revamp the palliative care ward at a Brisbane hospital. She plans to make it a more comfortable and uplifting environment for patients and their families, and staff.
16 February 2017
An inspired effort to save tree seedlings gives palliative care patients a sense of purpose while in hospital.
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.
29 June 2016
Worldwide, more than one-third of elderly patients receive invasive and potentially harmful hospital treatment during their last six months of life, potentially preventing a comfortable death and prolonging suffering rather than survival.
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.
24 June 2016
Terminally ill patients wanting to avoid futile medical treatment which increases or prolongs their suffering may achieve better outcomes if they actively encourage doctors to discuss their prognosis, according to a leading Brisbane-based researcher.
20 October 2015
Palliative care-related hospitalisations have increased by more than 50% in the past decade, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s most recent national data on deaths, released today.
4 September 2015
Results from a project encouraging SA community pharmacists to stock five core palliative medicines were presented for the first time today at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Melbourne.
- 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