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Royal Commission into Aged Care – Deadline extended

Deadline for aged care submissions extended to 30 June 2020. The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020. Last week the Commissioners suspended all hearings, workshops and group consultations of the Royal Commission for the time being, subject to [...]

By |2020-03-26T09:48:28+11:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Support rural nursing in honour of Coral Marks

Opportunity to contribute to a travel grant fund to support rural nursing attendance at the 2020 Palliative Care NSW conference in honour of Coral Marks Coral Marks has been a palliative care champion and leader across regional and rural NSW and Victoria for over 30 years. Throughout this time, she was a staunch advocate and [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:24:43+11:00February 19th, 2020|News|1 Comment

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke review

A medic’s heartbreaking personal account of the loss of her father, and of witnessing the courage of the critically ill. Part-way through this memoir of hospice medicine and living with loss, Rachel Clarke lists a few troubling ideas she prefers to avoid thinking about: global warming, far-right populism, email overload, menopause, declining numbers of bees and, of [...]

By |2020-02-13T11:14:25+11:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Palliative care wards at Parkes and Orange hospitals revamped

As Parkes awaits for a birthing service to return to the Parkes Hospital, in the meantime the facility's palliative care ward is about to receive a face lift. Parkes and Orange hospitals have received a $245,000 grant from the state government, with Parkes' share of the money to be spent by the next financial year and [...]

By |2020-02-13T10:17:16+11:00February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Interview – Dr Rachel Clarke: ‘Wrinkles, middle age, grey hairs… these are reasons to celebrate’

Dr Rachel Clarke worked as a television documentary-maker before deciding – as a GP’s daughter, this was always on the cards – to study medicine. She now specialises in palliative care, partly because it is centred on the patient rather than on any disease. It is impossible to overstate the qualities that make Clarke a [...]

By |2020-01-29T10:30:26+11:00January 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dr Frank Brennan, of Kogarah, receives a 2020 Australia Day honour for his work in palliative care

Palliative Care New South Wales would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Frank Patrick Brennan, of Kogarah, who has been awarded the honour of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to palliative medicine, and to medical education. Dr Brennan began his career in medicine, working in both Sydney and South [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:25:20+11:00January 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Research study on allied health in palliative aged care

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care. If you are an allied health professional working in aged care and would like to participate, please click on the [...]

By |2020-01-21T13:40:03+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Living Longer Is Not Enough: The Case For Aging Well

One of the greatest achievements to come of modern medicine is that humans are living longer than ever. Life expectancy is reaching new heights and showing no sign of dropping. More years to live, naturally, means more years spent in old age. It means more time to accumulate wisdom, and more time to share it with [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:54:05+11:00January 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Clarity, honesty matter most in critical care talks with patients

High-stakes conversations with patients and families about critical issues call for doctors to consider how their words are interpreted, Stanford researchers and experts say. As a doctor in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Loren Sacks, MD, sometimes has to give parents awful news about their child’s health. It’s always heart-wrenching, [...]

By |2019-12-16T14:41:22+11:00December 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Standing beside our frail elderly, in the centre of life

This excerpt is part of a wonderful opinion piece from the Sydney Morning Herald, written by Elizabeth Oliver - a GP and advanced trainee in Palliative Medicine A month before the aged care royal commission released its interim report, two nurses from a low-income country visited our hospital unit on an observership. They found many [...]

By |2019-11-06T15:13:05+11:00November 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments