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  1. Sue Pieters-Hawke shares how residential aged care enhanced Hazel’s quality of life and death

    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.

  2. Checklist helps people with COPD assess quality of life

    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.

  3. Palliative care doctor shares highlights of working in Broken Hill

    6 September 2016

    Meet Dr Sarah Wenham, a specialist palliative care physician based in Broken Hill, NSW. She serves 32,000 people across a 195,000 km² district, which shares borders with Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Dr Wenham is a keynote speaker at this month’s Palliative Care NSW’s ‘Transforming Our Landscape’ conference.

  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. Palliative Care Australia welcomes new Affiliate Member

    11 December 2015

    In an initiative to broaden its membership base, Palliative Care Australia has welcomed Palliative Care Nursing Association as an Affiliate Member.

  6. 10 minutes with Nikki Johnston

    26 October 2015

    Palliative nurse practitioner Nikki Johnston worries that people with dementia are missing out on specialist palliative care.

  7. From plastering to palliative care – one happy tradie’s big career change

    7 February 2015

    Luke Overton, 52, worked in construction for 30 years before starting a nursing career and heading into palliative care. He explains the rewards he has found, caring for people at the end-of-life within the community.


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