From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
12 May 2017
Sam Hurst may have lived a few extra weeks had he opted for more chemotherapy. Instead, the 17-year-old declined treatment and made the most of his remaining months. In the lead-up to National Palliative Care Week (21-28 May) his mother Lorna generously shares his story, celebrating Sam’s short but vibrant life and the factors that contributed to him dying a good death.
5 April 2017
How do you help a young boy to enjoy the simple pleasure of fresh strawberries and ice cream when he so unwell he can’t swallow? HammondCare’s executive chef, Peter Morgan-Jones, is sure to find a way.
23 November 2016
At Daffodil Cottage in Bathurst, NSW, cancer patients and their carers are generously telling their stories. Listening and learning are amateur actors, inspired by the challenge of bringing the real-life-experiences authentically to the stage.
20 October 2016
Six people living with terminal illness offer moving words of wisdom about the benefits of borrowing less and living more, regardless of your health status, in a new online film launched today.
17 August 2016
Two years after her mother’s death at home, visual artist Pippa Wischer embarked on an ambitious project; capturing the thoughts and dreams of 40 people who were terminally ill. Today, an exhibition of her poignant work is being officially opened by the Victorian Health Minister at Parliament House 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