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Antea Worldwide Palliative Care Conference

Rome, 12-14 November 2008


Presenting author Palliative Care development in Australia and New Zealand.
Margaret O’Connor
Authors (max 6, presenting author included): Margaret O’Connor
Margaret.OConnor@med.monas Care of the dying has been part of both Australian and New Zealand’s healthcare systems since
the early days of settlement. In the last 30 years or so, alongside developments in medical
technology, more active care systems for those facing the end of life have emerged, particularly in
home-based care. Palliative care services have taken on of care of the whole person (not just the
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abstract themselves being involved in the decision-making about care. Palliative care expertise is
available in many settings – at home, in acute hospitals, in aged care settings and specialist in-
• Pain and other symptoms
• Palliative care for cancer patients patient palliative care units, sometimes still called hospices.
• Palliative care for non cancer
patients However, palliative care is still finding its place within healthcare systems; and there are many
• Paediatric palliative care
different models and approaches to the delivery of palliative care evident across the country. This
• Palliative care for the elderly
• The actors of palliative care discussion addresses the contemporary requirements to utilize both primary health and health
• Latest on drugs promotion principles to disseminate the expertise of palliative care as widely as possible.
• Pain

• Illness and suffering through
• Marginalisation and social stigma
at the end of life
• Palliative care advocacy projects

• Prognosis and diagnosis
communication in
different cultures
• Communication between doctor-
patient and patient-
• Religions and cultures versus
suffering, death and
• Public institution in the world:
palliative care policies
and law
• Palliative care: from villages to
• Space, light and gardens for the
terminally ill patient
• End-of-life ethics Session: Palliative care around the world

• Complementary therapies Chair of the session: Dott. Davi Praill, Dott. Lukas Radbruch
• Education, training and research
• Fund-raising and no-profit
• Bereavement support
• Volunteering in palliative care
• Rehabilitation in palliative care
• Palliative care around the world