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Suffering, connection & authenticity: Palliative Care seminar keeps it real in Warilla

About 60 people gathered in Warilla near Port Kembla) yesterday 19th June to attend our Being Present: Spirituality, disruption and reflection in Palliative Care seminar. Speaking to the audience were Bernadette Orange (Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant WNSWLHD), Pippa Blackburn (social worker and researcher with Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong) and Kate [...]

By |2018-06-20T13:26:11+11:00June 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Study participants wanted: Older prisoners, dementia, better care practices

Wed 27 June 3-5 pm via web-meeting. USyd researchers Fiona White & Sanetta du Toit are seeking the help of individuals who work with and have regular contact with older prisoners. "With this study we are specifically interested in the insights of outside agencies who deliver services to older prisoners." Project title: Dementia in prisons [...]

By |2018-06-15T15:10:57+11:00June 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Limited places available: Seminar on ‘Palliative Care and people with intellectual disability’

26th June. Dr Michele Wiese from Western University Sydney, and Ms Bernadette Curryer from the University of Sydney are part of a team that recently launched TEL: Talking End of Life with People with Intellectual Disability, a world-first free online resource about how to talk to people with intellectual disability about death. As part of [...]

By |2018-06-14T10:37:59+11:00June 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

What Matters Most: Grief and bereavement support in palliative care

What Matters Most in grief and bereavement support in palliative care? During National Palliative Care Week Dr Pippa Blackburn spoke about the burgeoning body of research into grief and bereavement that has developed over the last 3 decades.  She noted however that the act of analysis had created expectations around grieving styles – itinerant, instrumental, [...]

By |2018-06-01T10:25:13+11:00June 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

What Matters Most: Policy challenges for palliative care in NSW

Director Supportive and Palliative Medicine for Western Sydney LHD Dr Sally Greenaway spoke at the Palliative Care NSW Professional Education Day Forum about ‘what matters most’ in policy challenges facing palliative care. She highlighted 3 themes currently influencing policy development: (1) ensuring that everyone has access to palliative care, (2) the aspirational goal that ‘everyone [...]

By |2018-05-29T09:12:45+11:00May 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Waiting, Dying to Live for organ donation

Australia is well behind the Western world in organ and tissue donor rates. A new film Dying To Live explores the policy challenges of organ donation and the effect on the lives of those who wait: Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving [...]

By |2018-05-28T16:01:26+11:00May 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

What Matters Most to the people of Broken Hill?

An eight year boy said, if he was really sick, he wanted “to be safe”. An 80 year old said she just “wanted to be listened to”. To acknowledge National Palliative Care Week and the theme of 'What Matters Most', an interactive display was set up in the foyer of Broken Hill Hospital where patients, [...]

By |2018-05-28T11:46:48+11:00May 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Palliative Care Week launched with passion!

National Palliative Care Week was launched today at the Art Gallery NSW.  Palliative Care NSW Executive Officer Linda Hansen and Acting President Prof Deb Parker spoke on behalf of Palliative Care NSW and introduced the art initiative with the Art Gallery NSW and UTS. The Hon Bronwyn Taylor, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier [...]

By |2018-05-20T19:29:12+11:00May 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Buyer beware: Check your facts on palliative care conferences in Australia

Conference promoters are increasingly targeting Australian palliative care audiences with misleading claims and advertising. Here are some examples: Australian Palliative Care Conference 31 July 2018 in Melbourne is promoted as 'organised by Palliative Care Australia' - this is false. It also links to the Palliative Care NSW website and claims that we are exhibitors - [...]

By |2018-05-17T12:03:14+11:00May 17th, 2018|News|3 Comments

What matters most? Artist Dr Gail Kenning writes about the new partnership with PCNSW

"Whether we have a long or short life, what we most wish for others and ourselves, is a good quality of life. Even people living with chronic disease or in end of life care can assess themselves to have a good quality of life. The key to quality of life is in finding out what [...]

By |2018-05-15T11:20:29+11:00May 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments