Push for increased palliative care

Push for increased palliative care

Push for increased palliative care

  • by linda
  • April 21, 2022

Julie Maihi-Taniora knows all too well the value of palliative care nurses.

“When I first heard that they wanted to put me in palliative care, I thought ‘that’s just end of life’,” she said.

“But it actually isn’t. It’s helping you enjoy life ’til the end of life, which is absolutely amazing.”

For those who are able to access regular palliative care, it can make the final weeks and months more positive and comfortable. For the community, it eases the pressure on overstretched hospitals.

Palliative carers have not just helped Ms Maihi-Taniora deal with the physical pain of pancreatic cancer, but also the mental toll terminal illness can take.

They’ve also helped her plan for her death. Ms Maihi-Taniora hopes she can die at home.

“It’s actually quite funny because when you’ve got mortality staring you in the face, it’s like OK, now I’ve got a choice of what I want to happen whereas if I was in a car accident, there is no choice,” she said.

Her experience has been a meaningful one, but others are missing out on having the same support.

Read more…

Watch video news item

Source: ABC News

Palliative Care Clinic Box

Palliative Care Clinic Box

26 September 22

Symptom management support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families Palliative Care Clinic Box is a new and FREE resource launched by caring@home led by Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative and funded by the Australian Government. The Palliative Care Clinic Box draws on 18-months of nationwide consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and […]

CONTINUE READING
Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW

Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW

23 September 22

Let’s engage through our Facebook group: Palliative Caring NSW. This group is exclusive for palliative care health professionals in NSW, to discuss topics relating to palliative care and end-of-life caring. The group is private so only members can see who’s in the group and what they post. We hope to create a community where members feel […]

CONTINUE READING
Seeking Expressions of Interest for PhD & Masters Research
Palliative Care

Seeking Expressions of Interest for PhD & Masters Research

14 September 22

UNSW Canberra in partnership with Palliative Care ACT seeks exceptional PhD and MPhil candidates to research end of life issues. Palliative Care ACT and UNSW Canberra are working together to further the support, understanding and evidence base for end of life care and support for families in the region. There are several options for the research itself, and this […]

CONTINUE READING
Palliative Care Clinic Box

Palliative Care Clinic Box

26 September 22

Symptom management support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families Palliative Care Clinic Box is a new and FREE resource launched by caring@home led by Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative and funded by the Australian Government. The Palliative Care Clinic Box draws on 18-months of nationwide consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and […]

CONTINUE READING
Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW

Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW

23 September 22

Let’s engage through our Facebook group: Palliative Caring NSW. This group is exclusive for palliative care health professionals in NSW, to discuss topics relating to palliative care and end-of-life caring. The group is private so only members can see who’s in the group and what they post. We hope to create a community where members feel […]

CONTINUE READING
Seeking Expressions of Interest for PhD & Masters Research
Palliative Care

Seeking Expressions of Interest for PhD & Masters Research

14 September 22

UNSW Canberra in partnership with Palliative Care ACT seeks exceptional PhD and MPhil candidates to research end of life issues. Palliative Care ACT and UNSW Canberra are working together to further the support, understanding and evidence base for end of life care and support for families in the region. There are several options for the research itself, and this […]

CONTINUE READING

Become a member

Connect with our network.
Receive discounts, benefits and more.
Special rates for volunteers.