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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

PCNSW Professional Education Day – AGNSW

PCNSW is holding the annual Professional Education Day at the Art Gallery of NSW during National Palliative Care Week 2019 on Friday 24th May. PCNSW is fortunate this year to be partnering with the Art Gallery of NSW. The existential aspects of Palliative Care, including bereavement, death anxiety, biography and the role of art in [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:54:29+11:00April 16th, 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

CareSearch: ‘What palliative care information is most needed by patients, carers and families?’

Trustworthy information. CareSearch shares trustworthy information on palliative care to everyone who needs it. We recently spoke with Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis, Research Associate with CareSearch about her latest project. “We are currently embarking on an engagement project with patients, carers, and families, to better understand their information needs when it comes to palliative care. This [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:33:19+11:00March 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework: 2019-2024 has been released and is available from the NSW Health website. Click here to access it. The Framework has been designed for use by the whole NSW health system with the aim of working together to provide accessible, high quality end of life and [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:57:14+11:00March 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Palliative Care CNS2 sought for RPA team

New closing date 25th January 2019 (this post was updated 8th of January). Sydney LHD Palliative Care Service has a vacancy (temporary full time until August 2019 with the possibility of extension) for a Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. The primary purpose of the position is [...]

By |2019-01-08T15:41:12+11:00January 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Calvary seeks Nurse Practitioner for palliative care leadership at Sutherland

Calvary Health Care Kogarah are seeking a Nurse Practitioner (full-time position/fixed term position) based at the Sutherland Hospital. The primary purpose of the role is acting in a clinical leadership and consultancy role for Calvary Health Care Kogarah at The Sutherland Hospital in assessing and advising, coordinating, planning, directing and evaluating the care of palliative care patients. [...]

By |2018-12-14T10:37:03+11:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Palliative Care RN sought by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Closing Date 31 January 2019. St Vincent's Hospital Sydney are seeking Community Palliative Care Team member/s as Registered Nurse (Division 1) (Casual Part Time/Permanent Part Time/Permanent Full time up to 38 hours per week. Applications are invited from skilled and energetic Registered Nurses with a passion for person centred care to join our dynamic multidisciplinary [...]

By |2018-12-12T15:45:55+11:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments