Would you like to know a secret?

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

Never published or told before, James Jap reveals the secret origin of palliative care virtual community of practice – Palliverse!

Please check out James’s guest blog post on the EAPC blog site where he tells all and also introduces our “hot off the press” European Journal of Palliative Care article.

You heard it here first – Palliverse appears in traditional media!

Please let us know what you think.

 

US expert to speak at public forum on death & dying

Hello folks. 
We just caught news of this event… and if you live in Victoria, it’s one not to miss!
US expert, Dr Diane Meier (@DianeEMeier), will be speaking at a public forum about transforming the care of the seriously ill through palliative care. Everyone is welcome and it’s bound to be a treat. 

If you’re interested, you can register via the link below.


US expert to transform palliative care conversation
International palliative care expert Dr Diane E. Meier will be the keynote speaker at a public forum on death and dying to be held in Melbourne on February 23.
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Palliverse takes over @WePublicHealth – for one week only!

FullSizeRenderThis week, Palliverse will be hosting the @WePublicHealth rocur (“rotating curation”) Twitter account. You can read more about @WePublicHealth, “an experiment in citizen journalism meets public health”, over at Croakey blog.

This week, Palliverse will discuss a number of public health palliative care topics such as equitable access to palliative care in Australia/New Zealand and globally, access to essential pain medicines, Compassionate Communities, advance care planning, and more. Continue reading

Community members wanted

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We want you! (By James Montgomery Flagg via Wikipedia)

We are looking for community members to join our team at Palliverse.

If you are interested in palliative care and would like to contribute to our work here at Palliverse, we would love to hear from you! We are seeking individuals who do not directly work in palliative care, and are keen to invite current, past and future consumers (e.g. patients, carers, family or friend) to come on board. Personal experience with palliative care is welcome but not essential. Prior participation in community advocacy or representation is not required – but sharing our goals and values is a must!  Continue reading

‪#‎ACPEL2015‬ Day 2 Highlights: from Elissa

Greetings from Munich (Grusse aus Munchen)

The morning session was an opportunity to share advance care planning (ACP) success stories from different countries – Singapore (Living Matters), UK (Gold Standard Framework) and the US (Honoring Choices Wisconsin, Kaiser Permanente). Helen Mason from NZ also presented the findings of her Harkness Fellowship, identifying key components of health systems for successful ACP.

To me, the recurring themes were:
– the need for grassroots, community engagement
– identifying and using clinical and community champions of ACP
– the need for a coordinated whole systems approach
– not limiting ACP to end of life – focus on living well, not just dying, and
– employing continuous quality improvement.

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Birthday announcements: Palliverse is turning 1!

If like me, you can’t believe that it is nearly September then let me hit you with another bit of news.  Palliverse is having its first birthday!

Birthday Cake by Will Clayton / CC BY

Birthday Cake by Will Clayton / CC BY

And we have decided to give ourselves a bit of a present – a new look.

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