Friday, 10 January 2020
No one should be excluded from receiving aged care and palliative care support, yet older people may face barriers in accessing services due to their culture, religion, finances, gender, sexuality and/or location.
Thursday, 26 December 2019
Death and dying may not sound like the traditional holiday conversation topics, but the holiday season provides the perfect opportunity for family members to consider how they would like to be cared for at the end of life.
Wednesday, 25 December 2019
A Queensland service that grants last wishes to the terminally ill has barely got off the ground, but is facing hurdles of its own.
Friday, 6 December 2019
Nurse Practitioner Faye Tomlin was named winner of Palliative Care Queensland’s Excellence in Palliative Care Rural and Remote Award in Brisbane last weekend.
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
A Victorian family's love for Shannon McKnight, their 19-year old daughter who died from leukaemia in 2016, has resulted in a Cootamundra Nursing Home gaining free equipment to set up a palliative care room.
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
PCNA is delighted to announce that we have joined the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) as a national association member.
Saturday, 30 November 2019
We no longer feel comfortable naming death, and we’ve lost the etiquette that told us how to support the dying and bereaved.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Over 200 Indigenous and non-Indigenous health professionals, Elders and community members from across Australia met to discuss palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities earlier this month.
Monday, 25 November 2019
At a hospital on the NSW south coast, a deaf bulldog called George is putting a smile on the faces of patients in palliative care.
Monday, 4 November 2019
In July 2020, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) are pleased to be hosting the 12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Cancer Council NSW has recently launched its new podcast series, The Thing About Advanced Cancer, focusing on the challenges surrounding a diagnosis of advanced cancer.
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
An executive chef, a palliative care consultant, a dietician and a speech pathologist teamed up to write an award-winning cook book that ensures that food and drink continue to be a positive part of life right to the end.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Eastern Palliative Care is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers home-based palliative care to clients and their families living within the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
The future of end of life palliative care in Orange will be spread across a range of services, the region's strategy manager said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
The Conference Program Committee is inviting abstracts for the upcoming Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference "2020 Who Year of the Nurse, Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing" to be held in Melbourne on the 3rd and 4th May 2020.
Thursday, 1 August 2019
“WHEN you’re told your child is going to die, you’re suddenly parenting without a future, and so you’re not parenting … You’re actually saying goodbye.”
Thursday, 25 July 2019
When Margo Baker was in her second year of her registered nursing degree, she had an experience that changed the course of her career.
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Coming to: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
July and August 2019
Monday, 1 July 2019
Do you wish to nurse where patients and families always come first? St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank, Scotland is looking for Compassionate Caring individuals, enthusiastic about delivering care to patients with life limiting illnesses.
Friday, 28 June 2019
Bear Cottage is one of only three children's hospices in Australia, but it's nothing like a hospital or what you'd imagine palliative care to be.
Monday, 24 June 2019
Learn of palliative care in India on this new study tour ledby educator David Oliviere.
Friday, 31 May 2019
It takes a special person to be a palliative care nurse, and Wimmera Health Care Group's Maire Coffey and Clare Petering are proof of that.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
All Australians have the right to be treated with dignity and best practice care during their final days, weeks and months of life and this will require significant evolution of the health care system to enable nurses to lead the delivery of palliative care.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Palliative Care Nurses Australia is hosting a Pre-Conference Workshop on September 10, 2019.
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Congratulations to palliative care nurse Nikki Johnston, who has won the inaugural federal Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers.
The Macksville Opportunity Shop has transformed donations of pre-loved clothing into a $10,000 donation to Macksville District Hospital's Palliative Care Service.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
The last few moments with a family member or friend is hard, but knowing they are comfortable, provides some solace.
Friday, 5 April 2019
With gaps in vital aged care initiatives following the announcement of the Federal Budget 2019-20 highlighted by peak industry and consumer bodies, dementia and palliative care peak bodies say more needs to be done to support older Australians in these key support areas.
Monday, 1 April 2019
The University of Notre Dame has a position vacant for an Associate Professor, Palliative Care Nursing at it's Sydney campus.
Thursday, 28 March 2019
New and emerging technologies are developing at a rapid rate. This is already leading to new frontiers in the diagnosis of illness and the options available for treatment together with helping individuals better maintain their own health and wellbeing.
Friday, 22 March 2019
Aged care nurses are among those awarded scholarships to complete postgraduate palliative care programs under a new initiative that aims to improve end-of-life care across settings.
Stephen K Amos is known for making people smile, but the British comedian is now using his platform for something more serious.
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Based in Alice Springs NT, Purple House is a not-for profit organisation that supports remote Indigenous people, who are up to 50 times more likely to experience end-stage kidney disease than non-Indigenous Australians.
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Aged care’s palliative care evidence and practice resource centre has developed two new resources to help aged care nurses and care workers provide quality end-of-life care to residents.
Friday, 1 March 2019
“It is not until we have lost someone that we really understand the power of a voice. The desire to just hear that voice one more time. The ability of a voice to evoke the love you shared.”
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) have launched the 5th edition of the National Palliative Care Standards (the Standards) and the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines (the Guidelines).
Monday, 25 February 2019
Collegian has a call for manuscripts for its Special Issue on palliative care, which has been extended until the 31 May 2019. If you or your colleagues have a manuscript in preparation that fits this call, we encourage you to submit it for consideration. The peer review process will be very timely and if accepted it will be in print by the end of December 2019.
Sunday, 24 February 2019
The inaugural ACT End of Life and Palliative Care Forum was held recently and brought together a broad spectrum of clinicians involved in caring for patients at the end of their life.
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Thousands of families with loved ones with a life-limiting illness will receive more choice about the help they need from an additional 100 palliative care nurses at refurbished facilities under the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.
Wednesday, 2 January 2019
PCNA would like to wish all of our members a happy and safe 2019. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Our new PCNA Website launched in October. Your member profile was transferred to the new website, however, all accounts must be verified in order to access the member's area.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
On November 14 2018, the Queensland Paliament agreed to a motion moved by the Premier, Anna Palaszczuk for an inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care.
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Thursday, 4 October 2018
Universities are keen to work with the aged care sector to expand the number of placements on offer to health professional students.
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Shifting negative attitudes towards ageing, the elderly, death and dying is a social challenge and key to an effective aged care workforce strategy.
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Previous reviews into aged care have come up with findings sure to be repeated in the royal commission.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
The situation for older Australians isn’t what was envisioned when the Aged Care act was introduced in 1997.
Friday, 29 July 2016
What should families consider when seeking care for someone with dementia?
Friday, 2 October 2015
Click on the link to hear our President Jane Phillips on ABC's The Drum, talking about "A good death".