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“Pen Pals”

An interim program Banksia Palliative Care Service introduced to help support clients in isolation has been a huge success. They are now considering whether it should be incorporated into their ongoing program.

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The essential role of volunteers when social distancing is the norm.

Volunteers are well known to provide the additional human face of palliative care services. However, in the current pandemic, visits are restricted, or undertaken by phone or Skype providing a challenge to their role.

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The art of communicating compassion in PPE: Pantomime of Purposeful Expression

Liese Groot-Alberts, a NZ palliative care educator and mentor offers simple techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety, re-connect with your compassion and improve communication during this time of pandemic.

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Bringing virtual worlds to palliative patients

A NEW palliative care program at Barwon Health is utilising virtual reality (VR) technology as a form of diversion therapy that also allows patients to encounter immersive experiences.

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Enhancing independence and autonomy at Anam Cara House, Geelong

Anam Cara House Geelong supports people from Geelong and the wider region who have a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. It combines a unique home-like environment with best practice clinical care.

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