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COVID-19 Updates for health professionals

To ensure the palliative care sector is kept up-to-date with developments we recommend accessing reputable sources of information.

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Melbourne’s first Spanish speaking palliative care volunteers

On 23 June 2020, United organized a training session for six volunteers of Australian-Latin American background. The venue was a hall in Footscray hired for the occasion to ensure social distancing rules were maintained.

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Palliative Care Victoria welcomes Violet Platt as new CEO

Not-for-profit, Palliative Care Victoria, has announced the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor Violet Platt as its new CEO, effective from 22nd June 2020.

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First multi-site study on spirituality in advanced illness

Studies carried out by Cabrini Health in collaboration with Hammond Care and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney aimed to examine spirituality, religiosity and support received by patients with advanced illness and caregivers.

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100+ years and living well until the end

Hospice volunteering can be a wonderful experience. One hospice volunteer shares her story about a man she regularly visited whose optimism still inspires her today.

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