From Palliative Care Australia Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care
specialist palliative care
23 May 2017
Today, on the four-year anniversary of Hazel Hawke’s death, her daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke fondly remembers their final weeks together. Sue remains grateful that Hazel died in a residential aged care facility that understood dementia and provided good palliative care, both for her mother and those who loved her.
15 November 2016
Tomorrow is World COPD Day, marking the perfect time for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to stop and assess their quality of life.
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.
11 December 2015
In an initiative to broaden its membership base, Palliative Care Australia has welcomed Palliative Care Nursing Association as an Affiliate Member.
26 October 2015
Palliative nurse practitioner Nikki Johnston worries that people with dementia are missing out on specialist palliative care.
- 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