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Pushing for better end of life care for people with dementia

Dementia Australia is calling on the Government of Victoria (in collaboration with the Commonwealth Government) to systematise and customise palliative and end of life care for people with dementia in a discussion paper released 30 October, at an event hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Dementia. Maree McCabe CEO Dementia Australia said in the end of [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:01:59+11:00November 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

The future of the social organisation of end of life care

Urgent questions are raised by the major challenges of our “ageing” societies’ organisation of care: frailty, dementia, social isolation, families’ decreasing capacity to care, care migration, disappearance of social infrastructure in rural regions, digitalization, and controversial political and social-ethical orientations: • How can we ensure social participation in all phases of life, especially by marginalised [...]

By |2019-09-12T14:09:51+11:00September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dying To Know Day – August 8

Dying To Know Day is designed to encourage communities to become more death literate. But what does being 'death literate' mean exactly? WHAT IS DEATH LITERACY? It’s the practical know-how needed to plan well for end of life. This includes knowledge, skills, and being able to take action. Getting involved in end of life care [...]

By |2019-08-05T13:29:59+11:00August 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Voluntary assisted dying commences in Victoria today

Thank you to the End of Life Law in Australia Team, QUT, for collating these articles and documents outlining recent developments in VAD in Victoria. Voluntary assisted dying commences in Victoria Today new assisted dying laws commence in Victoria, the first time in over 20 years that assisted dying has been lawful in an Australian [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:24:26+11:00June 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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