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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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Amaranth Forms Partnership with the Mental Health Practitioner Network (MHPN)

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) is a federally-funded initiative targeted at improving interdisciplinary practice and collaborative care in the primary mental health care sector. It does this by supporting…

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Things I MUST do for the people who are important to me.

What if you had an accident or became so unwell that you were unable to speak for yourself? What sort of medical care would you want?  Who would you…

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NSW Ambulance Authorised Adult Palliative Care Plan

This plan specifically authorises NSW Ambulance paramedics to deliver individually tailored treatment to patients based on their GP’s orders as documented in the plan. Caring for an individual with palliative…

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