Palliative Care

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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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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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 care needs can be a complex undertaking. At some stage in the progression of an individual’s illness, the decision may…...

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