How the internet is changing the way we grieve

People don’t die in the same way that they used to. In the past, a relative, friend, partner would pass away, and in time, all that would be left would be memories and a collection of photographs. These days the dead are now forever present online and digital encounters with someone who has passed away [...]

By |2018-08-16T12:48:33+10:00August 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

‘We need to respond better to the impact of grief’: Joint policy released

Palliative Care Australia and the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement have launched a joint Policy Statement on Grief and Bereavement to highlight the need for further investment in bereavement services. In the statement they highlight the potential impact of grief on carers and family members, as well as staff. In particular they point-to the [...]

By |2018-08-10T14:37:06+10:00August 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 for parents outside of the hospital environment. This led her to a PhD study with UNSW to explore the bereavement [...]

By |2017-09-20T16:06:21+10:00September 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Death and the Maiden – How women deal with grief

Today is International Widow's Day - June 23. Women are way more likely than men to experience the death of their partner and not surprisingly, this can severely impact on their physical and mental well-being. An article by Dr Anna Pedrosa Carrasco in the European Association for Palliative Care Blog explains that for palliative care [...]

By |2017-06-23T18:08:20+10:00June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

New principles for palliative and end-of-life care in RACFs.

The Australian population is ageing and the need for palliative and end-of-life care across all care settings is increasing. As the population ages, so too does the demand for aged care in both the home and in residential care settings. Developed by peak aged care bodies, these new principles for palliative and end-of-life care are specific to [...]

By |2017-05-30T18:01:58+10:00May 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Bereavement Support Standards for Specialist Palliative Care Services

From the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: Following funding from the Victorian Government Department of Health, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, in partnership with the Centre for Palliative Care, have developed a set of bereavement support standards for use by professionals working in all Victorian government-funded, adult, specialist palliative care services, including [...]

By |2016-12-13T21:41:52+10:00October 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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