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

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  1. Distinguishing between sadness and depression at the end of life: a significant challenge tackled by a leader in palliative care

    29 August 2017

    Early in his palliative care career, Professor Gregory Crawford had a young patient with depression, whose experience affected him deeply. Now a professor of palliative medicine within the discipline of medicine at the University of Adelaide, he gives an insight into how his career unfolded, and the challenges of treating mental health issues at the end of life.

  2. 10 minutes with Julianne Whyte

    29 January 2016

    Julianne Whyte is focused on better meeting the emotional needs of people who are living with the prospect of dying. She says too often we focus discussion on practical and clinical issues, at the expense of psychological and existential needs.

  3. New palliative care uni courses focus on mental health

    2 December 2015

    Healthcare workers across Australia have the opportunity to further their palliative care training with new courses focussing on mental health being offered through Charles Sturt University next year. The training aims to build the skills and knowledge required to address psychological issues that impact people with advanced chronic or terminal illness, and their care givers.

  4. Palliative care expert to advise new Severe Behaviour Response Teams

    22 October 2015

    A leading palliative care expert will be among the key advisors to new Severe Behaviour Response Teams, designed to assist with symptom management in aged care residents with dementia who exhibit severe behaviour.


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