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Aged care and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a key issue for aged care. To assist with providing trustworthy documents and resources, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) have a ‘Being Prepared for COVID-19’ page with quick links For aged care For services and organisations For the workforce For older people and their families For GPs To translated resources [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:46:39+11:00March 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

How Palliative Care NSW is managing coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to give you an update on how Palliative Care New South Wales is managing Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well-being of people living with a life limiting condition, their families, their communities and the health workforce are our number one priority. PCNSW has decided to: postpone face to face programs and events for [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:50:40+11:00March 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Support rural nursing in honour of Coral Marks

Opportunity to contribute to a travel grant fund to support rural nursing attendance at the 2020 Palliative Care NSW conference in honour of Coral Marks Coral Marks has been a palliative care champion and leader across regional and rural NSW and Victoria for over 30 years. Throughout this time, she was a staunch advocate and [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:24:43+11:00February 19th, 2020|News|1 Comment

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke review

A medic’s heartbreaking personal account of the loss of her father, and of witnessing the courage of the critically ill. Part-way through this memoir of hospice medicine and living with loss, Rachel Clarke lists a few troubling ideas she prefers to avoid thinking about: global warming, far-right populism, email overload, menopause, declining numbers of bees and, of [...]

By |2020-02-13T11:14:25+11:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palliative care wards at Parkes and Orange hospitals revamped

As Parkes awaits for a birthing service to return to the Parkes Hospital, in the meantime the facility's palliative care ward is about to receive a face lift. Parkes and Orange hospitals have received a $245,000 grant from the state government, with Parkes' share of the money to be spent by the next financial year and [...]

By |2020-02-13T10:17:16+11:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

NSW Advance Care Planning Seminar

Do you already understand the basics of advance care planning and now want to take your skills to the next level? Advance Care Planning Australia, the Advance Project and HammondCare are presenting a one-day seminar run by recognised leaders in the field. Presentations rely on evidence-based models and relay research data and implementation strategies. Topics [...]

By |2020-01-31T16:32:44+11:00January 31st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Interview – Dr Rachel Clarke: ‘Wrinkles, middle age, grey hairs… these are reasons to celebrate’

Dr Rachel Clarke worked as a television documentary-maker before deciding – as a GP’s daughter, this was always on the cards – to study medicine. She now specialises in palliative care, partly because it is centred on the patient rather than on any disease. It is impossible to overstate the qualities that make Clarke a [...]

By |2020-01-29T10:30:26+11:00January 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dr Frank Brennan, of Kogarah, receives a 2020 Australia Day honour for his work in palliative care

Palliative Care New South Wales would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Frank Patrick Brennan, of Kogarah, who has been awarded the honour of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to palliative medicine, and to medical education. Dr Brennan began his career in medicine, working in both Sydney and South [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:25:20+11:00January 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

This year, 2020, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the founder of modern nursing. Because of this, the World Health Assembly has chosen 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses and midwives play a vital role providing health services all around the [...]

By |2020-01-21T16:01:46+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Research study on allied health in palliative aged care

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care. If you are an allied health professional working in aged care and would like to participate, please click on the [...]

By |2020-01-21T13:40:03+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments