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Best practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Care

Under the theme – Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future – NAIDOC Week 2019 will be held nationally from Sunday 7 July and continue through to Sunday 14 July. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are under-represented in palliative and end-of-life services. Quality care at end of life can only be achieved [...]

By |2019-07-09T12:03:41+11:00July 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Compassionate care program offers inmates chance to care

Compassionate care and hospice programs are being implemented in prisons across the United States. Compassionate care, according to Tim Cunningham, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Virginia, can be effective in any environment, but particularly in places that can be stressful and isolating, such as prison. "You don't have to be a [...]

By |2019-07-08T12:57:11+11:00July 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do Aboriginal Australians want from their aged care system? Community connection is number one

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal Australians record high mid-life rates of multiple chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke, lung disease, and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, for example, is more than twice as common in the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population. [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:31:03+11:00July 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

From Music into Silence – Film Screening Sydney

From Music into Silence is a film directed and produced by Farshid Akhlaghi, an independent Iranian/Australian filmmaker. This full-length documentary is about Peter Roberts, the only Australian Music Thanatologist. He plays the harp for people who are facing their last moments of life. Peter’s focus is on the dying process and he helps people to die [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:03:41+11:00July 3rd, 2019|News|1 Comment

2019 Art Competition – ‘To infinity and beyond’

Palliative Care Australia’s online art competition is back again in 2019, with this year’s competition including a physical exhibition at the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC) in Perth between 10 – 13 September. This year’s theme is “To Infinity & Beyond”. This theme encourages artists to consider beyond the limitations that are often placed [...]

By |2019-06-25T11:12:33+11:00June 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

WHERE WE DIE MATTERS, SO LET’S TALK

“My attitude is that [nursing homes] are waiting rooms. You go there to wait to die. Sometimes it takes a long time. Sometimes it doesn’t. But essentially it’s where you deposit people that you don’t want to care for at home or you can’t care for at home.” That’s an observation from Jim*, a 66-year-old [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:40:55+11:00June 24th, 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

I Tried To Give My Dying 8-Year-Old Son A ‘Good’ Death. Here’s How.

Since before he was born, we’d done everything we could to give our son a good life. Dad started socking away college savings in a 529 plan before he was even born and I stayed up late researching top preschools. By the time he was 4, I dutifully drove him to piano and swim lessons. [...]

By |2019-04-30T11:02:13+11:00April 30th, 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

What is the evidence that people living with frailty have needs for palliative care at the end of life?

People are now living longer than ever before, something we should celebrate. But it also means that more people are living with frailty as they grow older, and some are dying without ever receiving a diagnosis associated with terminal care. Frailty is often described as something that increases your vulnerability to health stressors. This means [...]

By |2019-04-17T16:49:29+11:00April 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments