Palliative care

Discussing death and dying

Dr Kathryn Mannix talks about death and dying and the taboos associated with what is an inevitable part of everybody’s life. Kathryn is a palliative care physician a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist and is an award winning author of the thought provoking book “With the End in Mind”.


Lymphoedema in a patient receiving palliative care

In people with cancer, lymphoedema may arise because the lymphatic vessels or nodes have been damaged. This may occur as a result of:

What dying people want - David Kuhl

Professor David Kuhl reflects upon about what dying people want, and overviews points from his research: What is the lived experience of knowing that you have a terminal illness.

Community management of motor neurone disease

The needs of individuals living with motor neurone disease (MND) are complex, as are those of their families/whānau; however, care of such individuals generally occurs in the community.

A multidisciplinary assessment is essential and should include medical (neurology) and nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and speech language therapy.

Palliative care symptom management - Rod MacLeod

Professor Rod MacLeod talks about symptom management in palliative care. Rod is senior staff specialist at HammondCare and conjoint professor in palliative care at the University of Sydney. Many of us will better know him as the author of the palliative care handbook, a much used resource for doctors at the coal face of general practice.

Diagnosing Dying

Welcome to this Diagnosing Dying course which has been designed for community and inpatient health professionals. This course has been developed with an awareness of the differing contexts and situations a health professional may face where they question whether a patient is dying. The principal learning outcome for this course is to help you develop the ability to recognise when a patient you are working with is actively dying, ie., in the last 24-48 hours of life.

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