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Determining the Best Place to Die for Patients With Cancer

Studies have shown a disconnect between where patients say they want to die and where they actually die. According to research from Stanford School of Medicine, although an overwhelming majority of Americans—about 80%—would prefer to die at home, just 20% do. In fact, 60% die in acute care hospitals, and 20% die in nursing homes. [...]

By |2020-07-14T12:46:18+10:00July 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Cancer nurses – Save the date for the next annual congress

The Cancer Nurses Society of Australia will be holding its 23rd Annual Congress next year at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme is 'Precision Care Everywhere'. The program commences on Thursday 18 June 2020 with a series of pre-congress symposia followed by a two-day congress program featuring plenary and concurrent sessions. The congress [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:12:06+10:00October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Sometimes Treating Pain Is As Important As Treating Disease

Amy Berman of New York City had been living with inflammatory breast cancer for about five years when, during a ride on the Q train one day in 2014, she noticed a pain in her back. Berman is a registered nurse and, at first, she thought it was a fracture. The cancer had already metastasized [...]

By |2019-09-03T12:28:46+10:00September 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments


“My attitude is that [nursing homes] are waiting rooms. You go there to wait to die. Sometimes it takes a long time. Sometimes it doesn’t. But essentially it’s where you deposit people that you don’t want to care for at home or you can’t care for at home.” That’s an observation from Jim*, a 66-year-old [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:40:55+10:00June 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Talking with Menzies about cancer, indigenous people and palliative care

A forum including cancer clinicians, GPs, researchers and members of the indigenous community today met to discuss the future priorities of cancer services for for the indigenous community for the future to 2030. During the day four panel discussions looked at cancer prevention and early detection, culturally appropriate care, palliative and end of life care, [...]

By |2018-09-11T17:42:22+10:00September 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Nepean and Blue Mountains 29th Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference

The Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Health District has a fabulous line up of speakers for their annual conference. This year the theme is all about shaping supportive and palliative care and it is being held on Friday 1 June in Penrith. Included in the program will be Prof. Paul Glare from the Pain Management [...]

By |2018-04-19T14:09:04+10:00April 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Screening Matters in indigenous cancer health

In the indigenous community life expectancy remains at 10 years lower than for non-indigenous Australians. Dr Lisa Whop from the Menzies School of Health Research spoke today about improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the Aboriginal Cancer Network Forum. She pointed out the increasing gap in cancer mortality between indigenous [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:40:27+10:00March 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Showcasing your work at the Aboriginal Cancer Network Forum?

The Aboriginal Cancer Network (part of the Cancer Institute NSW) are looking for health workers to showcase their work at this year’s Aboriginal Cancer Network Forum to be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2018. Focus areas for the forum this year include: Addressing barriers to accessing cancer services Building capacity in cancer [...]

By |2018-02-22T13:36:58+10:00February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Conference discussing medical cannabis begins tomorrow

The United In Compassion Australian Medical Cannabis Symposium is being held in Melbourne this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 23rd - 25th July, 2017. The conference organisers claim that the content will be of interest to medical professionals, health care practitioners, patient groups and other interested persons. The program includes information about the application of medicinal [...]

By |2017-06-22T13:12:41+10:00June 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Support for your people whose lives have been affected by cancer

CanTeen supports young people aged 12-24 who have cancer themselves, have a parent or sibling with cancer or a parent or sibling that has died of cancer. Measuring the expressed needs (and interpreting the levels of distress) of young people using their services is a deliberate and successful part of the work done by Canteen. [...]

By |2016-12-13T22:11:26+10:00February 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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