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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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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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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 two platforms through which mental health practitioners can engage in networking and professional development activities that directly promote interdisciplinary practice…...

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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 want to make decisions for you?  Have you spoken to your family or doctor about this? An Advance Care…...

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