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I Tried To Give My Dying 8-Year-Old Son A ‘Good’ Death. Here’s How.

Since before he was born, we’d done everything we could to give our son a good life. Dad started socking away college savings in a 529 plan before he was even born and I stayed [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The way we die will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now

While medical advances have moved forward at blinding pace, the ethical discourse surrounding many technologies has not kept up. Take, for example, cardiac devices such as pacemakers and mechanical pumps that can be placed in [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What is the evidence that people living with frailty have needs for palliative care at the end of life?

People are now living longer than ever before, something we should celebrate. But it also means that more people are living with frailty as they grow older, and some are dying without ever receiving a [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

PCNSW Professional Education Day – AGNSW

PCNSW is holding the annual Professional Education Day at the Art Gallery of NSW during National Palliative Care Week 2019 on Friday 24th May. PCNSW is fortunate this year to be partnering with the Art [...]

Woven coffins and affordable funerals

Creative and emotionally healthy funerals are making waves in communities that value personal choices, resourcefulness and good old wholesome naturalness, but for reasons of expense they also appeal to blue collar workers. A rejuvenated fire [...]

Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

At 3 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, death announced it was coming for him. He was only eight years old; his cancer cells were not responding to treatment anymore. His body’s leukemic blast cell counts [...]

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