I think therefore I am/Palace of Care – Hospice New Zealand 2016 Conference Keynote Presentation

Hi everyone,

Here is a copy of my slides from the Keynote presentation that I made on 16/09/16 at the Hospice New Zealand 2016 Conference.

I was intentionally being provocative and I was purposefully trying to challenge the audience’s mindset with the material that I presented, as I believe that New Zealand Hospice/Palliative Care needs to be “shaken up,” if it is to remain relevant. Now it’s your turn, you have been warned…

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I am working on a version which will have clickable links, and also on a recorded live performance of the presentation. In the meantime the slides with comments have been loaded onto the Palliverse Instagram account.

Cheers,

James

#PallANZ tweet chat

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And we’re back for another round!

Following on from the highly successful inaugural #PallANZ tweet chat last month, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting another tweet chat in November! Join team Palliverse (@Palliverse) and Liz Callaghan, CEO of Palliative Care Australia (@PCACEO), and “Let’s talk about death, baby!” Share your stories and reflections on having THE conversation with your family, friends, patient, doctor, nurse, spiritual counsellor…

Date: November 5th 2015

  • 7pm AEDT (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 6:30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
  • 6pm AEST (Brisbane)
  • 5:30pm ACST (Darwin)
  • 4pm AWST (Perth)
  • 9pm NZDT (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
  • Other time zones 8am GMT, Hong Kong/Singapore 4pm

Hope to see you all there!

Posters from the 11th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference

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Here is a collection of posters from the recent Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in Taipei – primarily by researchers and clinicians from Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy!

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Palace of Care/I think therefore I am? – Announcement

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To my Palliverse team-mates and our internet friends,

I just wanted to say that it has been a real pleasure working with you all on our Palliverse adventure.

I think we all deserve to give ourselves pats on our backs as we have achieved a lot in our limited collected spare time.

Unfortunately I will have to leave the team, and I apologize in advance for doing it in such a public fashion.

I have thought long and hard about it and with much regret I have to make the right decision for myself and my young family, at this stage in our lives.

It is with a heavy heart that I must bid you all farewell for now. It has been fun while it has lasted and I’ve been very fortunate to have you all in my Palliative Care life. Continue reading

Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Lecture Series 2015

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Hospice New Zealand is once again presenting a lecture series on palliative care this year. The lectures are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30am NZDT/NZST and are available by teleconference at various sites across New Zealand. The first lecture on nausea and vomiting was delivered last week by Dr Michael Downing.

You can also listen to lectures from the previous series by simply registering here. Awesome!