Julianne Whyte

Amaranth Foundation wins prestigious award at the recent NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Awards

Julianne Whyte, CEO of Amaranth Foundation, was awarded the “Most Creative and Innovative Project” at the Agency for Clinical Innovation awards ceremony at the  NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, at Tweed Heads in November 2016. Jenny Preece, Rural Health Manager for the Agency for Clinical Innovation stated  at the…...

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Amaranth interview with ABC Canberra

Julianne Whyte, CEO of Amaranth Foundation, joining ABC Canberra with Tom Robert to discuss his life story. Heavy metal promoter, Tom Roberts, has a heavier story than most. The 27-year-old father of two from Batemans Bay, NSW has Friedreich’s ataxia, a genetic disorder which progressively damages the nervous system. It’s…...

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Alzheimer’s, Loss and Grief

Alzheimer’s is a disease.  It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly impairs memory and cognitive function. The exact cause is unknown and there is no cure.  Damage to the brain begins years before any symptoms show. Abnormal protein deposits…...

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Existential Distress

What does this have to do with a life-threatening illness? The word ‘existential’ describes experiences related to existence and experience; with emphasis on human existence and human dealing with experience and existence. From a philosophical stance it describes those elements that exist and are identified as known by an experience…...

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Amaranth Foundation at the 2016 Primary Healthcare Research Conference

Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) Conference : Canberra 8 -9th June 2016. PHCRIS organises the annual Primary Health Care Research Conference – a major event in Australian primary health care research, to present research findings, discuss research methodology and policy issues, and build and maintain essential networks…...

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Euthanasia No Substitute For Palliative Care

Associate Professor Richard Chye is director of palliative care at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and a member of Palliative Care Australia’s Board. The first person I had to tell they were dying was my father, I’ll never forget it. He was 46 and suffering from kidney cancer; I was a 20-something…...

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Palliative care for people with psychiatric illnesses in India

Psychiatric disorders cause considerable burden on individuals, families and societies causing a great deal of suffering. Human, social and financial resources are needed to provide access to effective and humane treatment for people with these disorders.  This burden reaches an enormous magnitude in a country like India. The palliative care…...

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Changes to superannuation entitlements for people who are terminally ill

Under changes introduced on 1 July 2015, Australians with a life expectancy of two years or less will now be able to access their superannuation early on hardship grounds. Previously, only those who had 12 months or less to live could get early release of their superannuation. Slater and Gordon…...

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National palliative care training for regional, rural services

Some 900 rural and regional health, aged and community care workers nationally will be the initial target of cutting-edge training being developed to support the psychological needs of terminally ill people, their families and caregivers. The capacity-building program, which is being developed and delivered by regional and rural community care aged…...

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$52 million for projects, hospital guidelines among initiatives announced in Palliative Care Week

Regional and rural community care aged provider and training organisation integratedliving Australia is among recipients of $52 million in Commonwealth Government funding for projects to improve palliative care education and training for health and aged care workers. The 12 winning projects, which also aim to raise awareness of end-of-life choices…...

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