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The essence of palliative care nursing

Janeane Harlum, District Palliative Care Manager & Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District and President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) has written for the CareSearch Blog: Palliative Perspectives. Rewards of being a palliative care nurse The World Health Organization (WHO) describes nursing as encompassing autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of [...]

By |2021-02-05T14:18:27+10:00February 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

PAUSE – Engaging with art and creating a time and space for self-care

Do you care for someone who is dying? Is self-care something you would like to make time for? Palliative Care NSW and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) are working together to offer an arts engagement program specifically for carers engaging in Palliative Care. This free 4-week program is open to members and [...]

By |2019-08-28T15:37:35+10:00August 28th, 2019|News|2 Comments

How Play School’s Little Ted is helping parents and kids talk about death and grief

From Mufasa in The Lion King to the loss of Bambi's mother, death is never far from a children's film. Yet for many parents, figuring out the right time — and language — to explain the cycle of life can be extremely challenging, especially when it comes after a death that's closer to home than [...]

By |2019-08-13T16:49:58+10:00August 13th, 2019|News|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 Gallery of NSW. The existential aspects of Palliative Care, including bereavement, death anxiety, biography and the role of art in [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:54:29+10:00April 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Understanding Dementia MOOC starting 19th Feb

Course opens 19th February, 2019. New year, new goals? Interested in dementia? Enrolments are now open for the next Understanding Dementia MOOC offered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania. Course opens: 19th February, 2019 Course duration: 7 weeks Course closes: 3rd May, 2019 (content is accessible across 10 [...]

By |2019-01-14T09:07:41+10:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

AJGP feature celebrates that Palliative Care is a key role for GPs

Celebrating that “palliative care has progressed from the margins to having a key role and responsibility within the discipline of general practice” this month’s Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) is running a feature on palliative care. In his editorial Stephen Margolis writes that - “Australians mostly wish to die at home, suggesting that general [...]

By |2018-11-28T17:02:23+10:00November 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Masterclass helps IMPACCT palliative care capacity in Southern NSW

During the week the IMPACCT (Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation) program delivered another Masterclass in Palliative Care, this time in Queanbeyan (Southern NSW Local Health District). The Masterclasses are designed to build palliative care workforce capacity in regional areas. Local CNC Jacky Clancy said that SNSWLHD provided 30 places [...]

By |2018-10-25T18:54:41+10:00October 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Free Understanding Dementia online course

The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is an easily accessible online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can enrol. The ageing of human populations across the globe has contributed to dementia being identified as one of the public health issues of [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:04:04+10:00July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Talking End of Life with people with intellectual disability

Conversations about death and dying can be difficult at the best of times. Having this conversation with someone with an intellectual disability might seem even harder. Just like everyone else, people with intellectual disabilities need to understand the issues that come with the end of life and to assist with this a new online toolkit [...]

By |2018-07-05T12:38:10+10:00July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Register your interest now for the third Dying2Learn MOOC

Flinders University are set to press go on their Dying2Learn MOOC for the third time. Participation in the MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is free. This year’s MOOC will begin just after National Palliative Care Week, starting on the 28th May and running until the 9th July 2018. The first course in 2016 attracted [...]

By |2018-03-22T15:21:16+10:00March 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments
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