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Free end of life care training launched

In celebration of National Carers Week last week, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has re-launched the Palliative Care Online Training Portal for community and aged care workers. Funded by the federal government, the portal provides free interactive training ...

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Palliative care lacks funding

Every Australian deserves access to palliative care, but a funding shortfall prevents this from being possible, Palliative Care Australia says. In the wake of debates surrounding euthanasia and end of life care, chief executive Liz Callaghan is calling for increased ...

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How to create better aged care communities

ClarkeHopkinsClarke is advocating for the development of hybrid facilities that integrate aged care accommodation with retirement living units. Ageing is increasingly being viewed positively in our society. Life expectancy is trending in a steady upward direction, and the gap between ...

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Medical students show support for euthanasia

Australia’s largest body of medical students has today released a document giving in-principle support to legalising euthanasia. Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is currently still illegal within all Australian states and territories, but the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) has published ...

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Nurses protest through Melbourne streets

The streets of Melbourne’s CBD were filled with almost 400 nurses and carers yesterday afternoon, as nursing home workers rallied for safer staffing levels and better wages. The statewide rally was the first of its kind to see private aged ...

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