Author Archives: Karen Conte

Professional Development Course – Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care

Do you currently care for people with life limiting illness and their families? Would you like to improve your skills and knowledge to better meet the needs of adults with life-limiting illness including cancer and chronic diseases? For more information visit our website

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Dying2Learn MOOC – register now

A place to start the conversation Dying2Learn is a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that aims to provide all Australians the opportunity to learn and talk about death, dying, and palliative care. It is a place for you to learn, overcome the uneasiness in talking about dying and death, … Read more

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Talking to kids about death

In this blog post, GP Dr Sarah Mitchell and author Juliet Clare Bell review kids picture books about death, dying and bereavement. They found more than forty books in English and have reduced this down to a recommended list of 21 books. You can read more about their choices and … Read more

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New edition of Take Control

The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) has released a new edition of the very popular publication, Take Control, updated to incorporate recent changes to the law. Take Control includes the information and forms you need to: appoint a medical treatment decision maker complete an advance care directive make an … Read more

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New national palliative care resources

Palliative Care Australia launched the 5th edition of the National Palliative Care Standards and the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines at Parliament House this week. The new edition has reduced from thirteen to nine the number of Standards, and aligned them with other relevant Standards. PCA’s media release and a … Read more

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New resources added to Palliative Care Victoria website

Three minute videos about palliative care in 15 languages have been added to the PCV community language webpages. Available in Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese they complement the bilingual brochures and audio already available and can be accessed from … Read more

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Understanding Dementia MOOC

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments. Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to … Read more

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Introduction to Palliative Care for RNs (Div 1 & 2)

This course explores the comprehensive needs of people who are dying and their families and includes an overview of common issues facing professional carers. The 2-day course is relevant to care in all settings. An optional additional 1 or 2 days are offered, one of which is spent observing home … Read more

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Parkinson’s disease MOOC

This free three-week online course developed by the University of Birmingham is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. Topics include the neurobiology of movement; and the pathology, symptoms, treatments for, and current research about, Parkinson’s disease. Courses commence19 February and 9 April 2018. More … Read more

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Caritas Christi Hospice-video

The Kew inpatient unit is called Caritas Christi Hospice and is located at 104 Studley Park Road in Kew. Patients may be transferred from inpatient units within St Vincent’s Hospital or other hospitals, or be admitted directly from home. Patients are admitted for varying reasons including symptom management, respite, restorative … Read more

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