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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 the heart. Many patients with terminal illnesses who want to deactivate these devices find resistance from the health system, since [...]

By |2019-04-23T17:08:48+11:00April 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 were doubling daily. Bone marrow was no longer making red or white blood cells, not even platelets. The marrow was [...]

By |2019-04-03T11:21:18+11:00April 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

National Advance Care Planning Week

National Advance Care Planning Week is an annual initiative by Advance Care Planning Australia that encourages all Australians, regardless of their age or health status, to make their future health care preferences known. One of the awkward realities of life is that we will all die one day. But a recent study of the prevalence of [...]

By |2019-04-01T16:06:58+11:00April 1st, 2019|News|1 Comment

Needs Round model triggers better palliative & residential aged care in Kogarah

Nurse Practitioners Josh Cohen and Carmen Sanchez offer support to residential aged care facilities, collectively representing some 4,000 aged care beds in their area. Based at Calvary Kogarah in South Eastern Sydney LHD, Josh explained that at commencement in 2017 the service inherited an under-resourced but much demanded liaison role into residential aged care. “Prior [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:49:28+11:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A workshop On Death and Dying on 17th November, Sydney

On Saturday the 17th November a workshop On Death and Dying will be held in Sydney to explore, amongst other things, communication at end of life, how emotions, attitudes, beliefs and past experiences can result in us trying too hard to say or do ‘the right thing’, and ways in which we can be more [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:46:30+11:00October 12th, 2018|News|1 Comment

Spirituality and End of Life care events in October & November 2018

In Orange on the 10th of October (next week) a Spirituality and Reflective Practice in Palliative Care forum will discuss spirituality in the context of caring for people at or near the end of their lives. Kate Englebrecht will also explore reflective practice for practitioners and how meaning is made or formed from our experiences [...]

By |2018-10-05T16:29:15+11:00October 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

PEPA – A palliative approach in aged care free training

Over the last few months, PEPA has been bringing its series of free workshops on the palliative approach in aged care to regional NSW. Their aim is to improve health care workers knowledge about caring for people at their end of life. Aged care is a particular industry that would benefit from health workers having [...]

By |2018-09-17T17:50:19+11:00September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Brand new palliative care hospice opens in Wagga Wagga

Residents of the Riverina will now have access to slow-stream palliative care with the opening of the The Forrest Centre Hospice in Wagga Wagga. Locals will have the chance to tour the brand new $4 million dollar facility from 3 pm today. The centre officially opened over the weekend after local residents have been pushing [...]

By |2018-09-17T14:21:55+11:00September 17th, 2018|News|2 Comments

EOI now open for Palliative End of Life Care Tender in Orange

Western NSW Local Health District is looking at opportunities for a new Model of Care for Palliative End of Life Patients in Orange NSW.   Consideration and recommendations will be made regarding: Proposed End of Life Palliative Model of Care; Quality and Safety Governance Processes; Business Process; and Proposed funding model.   On completion of [...]

By |2018-08-23T13:02:24+11:00August 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Parliamentary lunchbox serves insights into the need for reform to funding models

Demand for palliative care, models of funding, the need for reform and the data to support reform. Last weeks’ Parliamentary Friends of End of Life Group Lunchbox hosted by Palliative Care Australia heard from a group of speakers well acquainted with the way in which funding models shape service outcomes, how reform can be influenced [...]

By |2018-08-20T10:51:28+11:00August 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments