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Caring for someone with a life-limiting illness can be both rewarding and challenging.

You may also have other family or work commitments. It is important to find ways to balance your caring role and other responsibilities so that you maintain a sense of wellbeing.

Palliative Care NSW recognizes the joys and demands of your role.  We provide resources and useful links to networks to help you do your best in your carer’s role.

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New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.
CareSearch

New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.

22 September 21

The CareSearch Project, a leader in the provision of evidence-based palliative care information, has launched its new portal. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the interactive and revamped portal is designed to support everyone – patients, carers, health professionals, and ordinary Australians – to have conversations about death and dying and make informed palliative […]

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Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

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Dementia Explained

Dementia Explained

24 May 21

Dementia is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the […]

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New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.
CareSearch

New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.

22 September 21

The CareSearch Project, a leader in the provision of evidence-based palliative care information, has launched its new portal. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the interactive and revamped portal is designed to support everyone – patients, carers, health professionals, and ordinary Australians – to have conversations about death and dying and make informed palliative […]

CONTINUE READING
Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

CONTINUE READING
Dementia Explained

Dementia Explained

24 May 21

Dementia is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the […]

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On being a palliative care clinician during the Delta surge
delta

On being a palliative care clinician during the Delta surge

23 September 21

A palliative care leader, who had a breakthrough infection, shares how he and his team are coping during this emotionally draining time. When my spouse and I were diagnosed with the Delta variant of COVID back in June, it was extremely frustrating. We had done everything possible to stay safe, including getting the vaccine when […]

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New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.
CareSearch

New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.

22 September 21

The CareSearch Project, a leader in the provision of evidence-based palliative care information, has launched its new portal. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the interactive and revamped portal is designed to support everyone – patients, carers, health professionals, and ordinary Australians – to have conversations about death and dying and make informed palliative […]

CONTINUE READING
End of Life law for clinicians – paediatrics
end of life

End of Life law for clinicians – paediatrics

21 September 21

End of Life Law for clinicians is a free training program for medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals. New and updated modules include ‘Module 7 – Children and end of life decision-making’, and outcomes include learning how to:  Identify who may make decisions for children about life-sustaining treatment Explain when a competent child may be able to […]

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On being a palliative care clinician during the Delta surge
delta

On being a palliative care clinician during the Delta surge

23 September 21

A palliative care leader, who had a breakthrough infection, shares how he and his team are coping during this emotionally draining time. When my spouse and I were diagnosed with the Delta variant of COVID back in June, it was extremely frustrating. We had done everything possible to stay safe, including getting the vaccine when […]

CONTINUE READING
New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.
CareSearch

New CareSearch portal – connects Australians to palliative care information and support.

22 September 21

The CareSearch Project, a leader in the provision of evidence-based palliative care information, has launched its new portal. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the interactive and revamped portal is designed to support everyone – patients, carers, health professionals, and ordinary Australians – to have conversations about death and dying and make informed palliative […]

CONTINUE READING
End of Life law for clinicians – paediatrics
end of life

End of Life law for clinicians – paediatrics

21 September 21

End of Life Law for clinicians is a free training program for medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals. New and updated modules include ‘Module 7 – Children and end of life decision-making’, and outcomes include learning how to:  Identify who may make decisions for children about life-sustaining treatment Explain when a competent child may be able to […]

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