Building partnerships: experiences of bereaved parents

Building partnerships between hospital and home for bereaved parents Offering bereavement support to parents both within and outside of the hospital environment made Social Worker and researcher Leigh Donovan realise the importance of transitional support [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

PHPCI Conference: Palliative Care as a Public Health?

Stories from the Public Health and Palliative Care International Conference: Palliative Care as a Public Health? At the opening day of the PHPCI Conference in Ottawa a panel met to discuss the relevance of public [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Studying palliative clinicians’ experiences with people with intellectual disability

Dr Michele Wiese is heading up a research team at Western Sydney University to examine the experience and opinions of multidisciplinary specialist palliative care team members around caring for people with intellectual disability who are [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Voluntary assisted dying and the implications for palliative care

At the recent Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017 a panel of speakers met to speak, ‘explore and consider the various practical implications for palliative care practitioners that may arise if and when legislation is passed [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Food for thought about the celebration of life in aged care

“I always think in terms of food, it is one of the last things that people who are dying can take pleasure from…they should be able to eat what they want to eat, its about [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Transforming practice around the ‘vital signs’ of palliative care

Anne May is Clinical Nurse Educator at the Mt Druitt Supportive and Palliative Care Unit, the only dedicated inpatient facility with interdisciplinary palliative care service delivery within the Western Sydney LHD. She identified a need [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments