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  1. Serving up care and support at the dinner table

    28 May 2020

    In tough times it’s often the small things that make a big difference. An offer to pick up the kids from school; a sympathetic ear from a friend; a neighbour collecting your mail and putting […]

  2. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Anna Holliday

    2 September 2019

    Next up in our “Where are they now” series we catch up with Anna Holliday, Project Manager at Li-Ve Tasmania and the winner of the Emerging Leader category at the 2017 National Palliative Care Awards. Anna will be attending […]

  3. Sharing Sam’s end-of-life story to help others…

    26 August 2019

    Back in 2017 Lorna Hurst shared her very personal story with Palliative Matters about her son Sam’s bowel cancer diagnosis, treatment and death at just 17 years-of-age. Lorna has now generously agreed her to share […]

  4. Charcoal art works explore process of dying and impact on staff

    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.

  5. Aged care facility takes responsibility for ensuring residents achieve best possible end-of-life care

    17 May 2017

    Two isolated rural residential aged care facilities in Victoria have worked consistently over years to better recognise dying, provide early symptom relief and reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

  6. Accompanying my mother through the process of dying as her carer, confidant and friend

    9 February 2017

    While caring for her mother as she was dying, Shannon Calvert discovered strength she didn’t realise she had.

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