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Delirium and Palliative Care: The good news interview

As many of you will know, at this time of year we are all usually catching up at the PCNSW Professional Education Day, to learn, network and reconnect with colleagues. Unfortunately this year we are unable to connect in person, but we have been able to move our platform for learning into a virtual space. [...]

By |2020-05-28T12:57:04+10:00May 28th, 2020|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+10:00June 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+10:00May 29th, 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+10:00May 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Matters Most: a personal reflection on palliative care

In National Palliative Care Week Heather Whitely Robertson, Head of Learning and Participation at the Art Gallery NSW, spoke about her very personal journey in palliative care and how the arts can help to transform our perspective on human experiences like dying and loss. Here is an extract from her speech: One thing that is [...]

By |2018-05-28T11:48:42+10:00May 28th, 2018|News|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+10:00May 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Launch National Palliative Care Week with us at the Art Gallery NSW!

The Art Gallery NSW will set the scene for the launch of this year's National Palliative Care Week The NSW Minister for Health Hon. Brad Hazzard MP will be officiating at the launch. Palliative Care NSW will also be announcing an innovative partnership developed with the Art Gallery NSW through which palliative care professionals, carers [...]

By |2018-05-15T11:23:22+10:00May 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

National Palliative Care Week Launch at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The NSW Health Minister the Hon. Brad Hazzard MP will be launching National Palliative Care Week on Sunday 20th May at 10am at the Art Gallery of NSW. Palliative Care NSW will be announcing an innovative partnership developed with the Art Gallery of NSW providing palliative care professionals, carers and families with the opportunity to [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:42:11+10:00April 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Save the Date! Professional Education Day 25th May at Westmead Hospital

The Annual Palliative Care NSW Professional Education Day will be held on Friday 25th of May at Westmead Hospital. Held on the Friday of National Palliative Care Week the Professional Education Day brings together clinicians with an interest in palliative care for a one day of networking and learning. Put it in your diary!! We’re [...]

By |2018-03-21T14:07:35+10:00March 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

‘What matters most?’ Downloads for National Palliative Care Week now available

NPCW 20-26 May 2018 The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held 20-26 May 2018.  National Palliative Care Week is a national week supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community. The theme addresses the need [...]

By |2018-03-09T08:33:26+10:00March 9th, 2018|News|1 Comment