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A dying wish: Lobster for Josino

What would be your last meal? For Josino, all he wanted was lobster, but that wasn’t to be. “You know what really annoys me? If I was on death row, I could choose my last meal. Just because I’m sick, ...

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Palliative care standards updated

Palliative Care Australia has launched the fifth edition of the National Palliative Care Standards and the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines, in an effort to better shape how palliative care is planned, funded and delivered across Australia in the next ...

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End of life research given funding boost

Australia is set to become a leader in palliative care research, thanks to a $60 million grand for end-of-life care projects. South Australia will particularly benefit, as Flinders University received $8 million for its palliative care related research. College of ...

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Palliative care standards open for feedback

Peak body calls for comment to help shape new, streamlined set of guidelines for best practice.  Australia’s peak organisation for palliative care is calling for interested parties to provide feedback on the revised national draft standards. Palliative Care Australia, which ...

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Removing the mystique of death

Internationally recognised palliative care nurse Molly Carlile spoke to Amie Larter about her career, recent awards and thoughts on the future of nursing. When did you realise you wanted to have a career in nursing? I fell into nursing through circumstance ...

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Call for more scholarships

The shortage of palliative care nurses is being felt across the nation, with Queensland and remote areas having the least staff. By Yvonne Luxford Nurses are the main carers for people who are dying and their "critical role" in caring ...

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