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


  1. Video builds carer confidence in giving injectable medications

    23 August 2016

    A new video is boosting the confidence of carers who need to draw up and administer injectable medications at home. The video was designed for carers looking after someone at the end of life who may need to administer medication to control symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety or terminal restlessness.

  2. Shannon’s early death inspires support for others without access to after-hours specialist palliative care

    15 July 2016

    The prospect of bringing his 19-year-old daughter, Shannon, home to die terrified Jeremy McKnight. “Her last wish was that she just wanted a few days at home in her own bed, but I was petrified that I wouldn’t be able to provide that for her.”

  3. Dr Lynn Weekes is dying to talk

    27 June 2016

    Dr Lynn Weekes AM is CEO of NPS MedicineWise. At the end of life, she hopes to enjoy an eclectic mix of music and have enough energy to sing along, albeit badly.

  4. Going the extra mile to supply palliative care medications

    11 December 2015

    SA pharmacist Kerryn Pearsons is involved in a state-wide project which encourages community pharmacists to stock five core palliative medicines.

  5. New medication list for GPs supporting people who wish to die at home

    13 October 2015

    General practitioners wishing to achieve optimum symptom control for terminally ill patients who choose to die at home can access a new medication list to assist their decision making.

  6. Simple list improves community access to palliative medicines

    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.

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