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


  1. 2017 National Palliative Care Award winners… where are they now? Dr Diana Ferreira

    27 August 2019

    As we countdown to the the announcement of the 2019 National Palliative Care Awards at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth, we thought it would be a great opportunity to catch up with our 2017 […]

  2. Goodwin Aged Care steps up to provide proactive palliative care in-house

    19 May 2017

    Goodwin Aged Care Services in Canberra has made an extraordinary effort to ensure residents achieve the best possible care at the end of life. Acknowledging that many residents want to die comfortable deaths without going to hospital, it piloted a new approach to providing specialist palliative care in-house. Palliative Matters celebrates the achievement to mark the start of National Palliative Care Week on Sunday 21 May.

  3. Palliative care’s unwilling film stars discover value in being videoed

    29 September 2016

    An unorthodox research project which films palliative care staff as they go about their day-to-day work has proven more valuable than expected, despite participants’ initial reservations.

  4. Study highlights value in aged care residents having access to specialist palliative care

    26 August 2016

    Providing proactive specialist palliative care in residential aged care facilities has shown significant benefits in an Australian pilot study which has achieved international interest.

  5. New website makes complex end-of-life medical laws easier to navigate

    21 July 2016

    A new website is helping patients, families and health professionals to find and understand laws that underpin medical decision-making at the end of life.

  6. Fresh insight into why doctors sometimes provide futile treatment

    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.

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