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Palliative care for non-palliative nurses

An ageing population means palliative care is no longer a specialised field – but training is lagging. By Amie Larter In 2011, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 14 per cent of the Australian population was aged 65 years ...

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Spotlight on spiritual care in nursing

Acute care nurses need support to introduce spiritual care in their daily work, according to new research. Older more experienced nurses working in palliative care are more likely to include spiritual care in their day-to-day work than their younger counterparts, ...

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Asking the right questions

Dying is not an easy topic for discussion but the conversation needs to take place. Palliative care needs to be embedded in undergraduate training of health professionals to improve the quality of care when dying, says an expert. Dying is ...

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