Poster Program

Following an overwhelming response of submissions to our call for abstracts we offer an extensive poster program that will allow high calibre projects to be showcased as part of this year’s program. The poster program will be on display throughout the exhibition over the three-day conference. Interact with the presenting author via the Conference App onsite.



Corneal donation in the palliative care unit setting
Colby Hart, Alfred Health

Grief through the lens of un-certainty and unpredictability
Julianne Whyte OAM, Amaranth Foundation

Telephone follow-up of bereaved carers
Hilary Hodgson and Luke Bowen, Austin Health

Conflict between staff and families in specialist palliative care
Liz Forbat, Australian Catholic University

Transforming conversations: enabling stories around death and dying
Kim Pearce, Cancer Council NSW

Caring for a family member with dementia at end-of-life
Timothy Broady, Carers NSW

Never say die: euphemisms and misunderstandings at end of life
Deb Rawlings, Flinders University

Learning how to launch life story documentation
Carolyn Robertson, HammondCare, Northern Beaches Palliative and Supportive Care Service

Carers in the Grampians
Jade Odgers, The Construction of Us

Self-management to reduce avoidable emergency department presentations for breathlessness
Tim Luckett, University of Technology Sydney

Contributions of a hand-held fan to self-management of chronic breathlessness
Tim Luckett, University of Technology Sydney


Why are residential care residents being admitted to a hospital palliative care unit?
Kellie Connellan, Austin Health

End of life care pathway in advanced dementia
Carolyn Moir, BaptistCare NSW and ACT

Connecting the dots in a residential aged care facility
Rita Taylor, Baptistcare Orana Centre

Inappropriate prescribing for aged care residents with advanced dementia
Domenica Disalvo, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney

Sexuality and intimacy in palliative care: keeping relationships connected
Brigitte Karle, Hammondcare

A national advance care planning prevalence study
Rasa Ruseckaite, Monash University

Connecting the dots in aged residential care: building a palliative approach
Joanne Mitchell, Otago Community Hospice

Encouraging advance care planning conversations in the community through cross-sector collaborative workshops
Elissa Campbell, Palliative Care WA

Communication strategies when discussing transfer of a palliative care patient to a nursing home.
Hilary Stiel, HammondCare

The end-of-life care of residential aged care residents in hospital
Laurence Leong, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services

The factors that determine how Advance Care Directives law is applied in South Australia
Heather Allanson, Torrens University Australia

Implementing case conferencing for aged care residents with advanced dementia
Tim Luckett, University of Technology Sydney


Mental health knowledge in palliative care: a baseline study
Julianne Whyte OAM, Amaranth Foundation

Case study: observing holistic symptom management during a PEPA placement
Katherine Cherry, Austin Health

Strengthening blood ties: collaboration with haematology
Jessica Mather-Hillon, Austin Health

How to cultivate compassion – reflections from the trenches of paediatric palliative care
Anthony Herbert, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Supporting connection through the medium of touch in bereavement
Ronna Moore, Eastern Palliative Care

Massage therapy: connecting for the relief of suffering
Ronna Moore, Eastern Palliative Care

Promoting well-being for good death: Arokhayasala Khampramong Temple, Thailand
Piyawan Pokpalagon, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

Connecting through photography: meliorites – making the world a better place
Sarah Wenham, Far West LHD

Connecting caring by reaching in to reach out
Gaye Laverty, HammondCare

A bridge to the community
Cheryl Johnson, HammondCare

Connecting our caring – building a resilient workforce – providing allied health education in palliative care
Michael Bayley, Liverpool Hospital

The Coronial process: what your community needs you to know
Libby Moloney, Natural Grace

Body donation: what your community needs you to know
Libby Moloney, Natural Grace

Interdisciplinary reflections between music therapy and counselling in palliative care
Andrea Bryk and Angela Karanikolos, Peninsula Home Hospice

The Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) Enrolled Nurse (EN) Toolkit – preparing ENs to meet palliative care needs
Kylie Ash, Queensland University of Technology

Using an iPad in an inpatient palliative care setting to maintain roles and occupations; a mixed-methods study
Angela Carnovale, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Rural palliative care volunteer support for South West Victoria
Andrea Janes, South West Healthcare

Creating a specialist palliative care clinic
Angela Bresnehan, Specialist Palliative Care Service, Tasmanian Health Service

Improving palliative care in a community nursing model using PCOC
Kylee Sheehy, Sydney Local Health District Community Health

Examination of Family Meetings in Advanced Disease
Amy Wang, University of Melbourne and Centre of Palliative Care

Connection with community
Suzanne Coller, Western Sydney Local Health District


Bridging the gap between hospital and home
Kaye Hose, Austin Health

Family caregiver participation in palliative care research: Challenging the myth
Samar Aoun, Curtin University

What aspects of QOL matter most for palliative care patients?
Nikki McCaffrey, Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University

Our alumni: empowered but without a voice to implement change
Deb Rawlings and Kim Devery, Flinders University

Documenting preferred place-of-death: simple, low cost measures preventing hospital admissions
Siyan Baxter, The District Nurses

Integration of palliative care with general medicine and community.
Mary Waterfall, Monash Health

Connections across the country
Julie Roylance and Karen Joy, Paediatric Palliative Care Service

Terminal kidney disease: Health administrative data informing appropriate palliative models.
Shirley Chambers, Queensland University of Technology

Identifying the factors that influence cancer nuses advocating for patient referrals to specialist palliative care services: a national survey
Sarah Northfield, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Carers’ perspective on Palliative Care Home Support Packages (PEACH )
Kim Jobburn, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Hospital end-of-life care: strengthening improvements through connecting with consumers
Claudia Virdun, University Of Technology Sydney


Cultural diversity and advance care planning: community consultation
Scott Fraser, Advance Care Planning Australia

Specific populations: information and resources in CareSearch
Deb Rawlings, Flinders University

What is supportive bereavement care in aged care populations?
Kim Devery and Deb Rawlings, Flinders University

Palliative care in the community for people with mental disorders: a hospice@Home evaluation
Siyan Baxter, The District Nurses

Disability, death and bereavement: perspectives, insights and experiences of Tasmanians
Anna Holliday, Li-ve Tasmania

What does “engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse communities” mean?
Mike Kennedy, Palliative Care Victoria

Service delivery and symptomatology in AYA community palliative care patients
Shannyn George, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

The challenges for adolescents and young adults
Melissa Jessop, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane

Characteristics of pain and management challenges in children with neuroblastoma
Jusveer Rakhra, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Supporting siblings in palliative care and through bereavement
Angela Flood, Very Special Kids



Moving from active medical treatment to comfort care
Helena Cairney, Alfred Health

Retelling the patient journey through the eyes of the bereaved – how these recounts can influence grief work
Julianne Whyte OAM, Amaranth Foundation

Improving multi-disciplinary care planning on a palliative care unit using problem solving methods
Juli Moran, Austin Health

Embedding the team approach to PCOC as ‘vital signs’ for palliative care
Anne May, Blacktown Mt Druitt Supportive and Palliative Care Unit

Developing a renal supportive care service in the ACT
Suharsha Kanathigoda, Calvary Health Care

Opioid rotation from Targin® to OxyContin® in palliative care
Scott King, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

Medicinal cannabis: connecting expectations to treatment
Michaela Delcampo and Linda Foreman, Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service

Implementing culture care theories and models in practice and research
Prof Jane Phillips, University of Technology Sydney

Pharmacovigilance in hospice and palliative care: net effect of Haloperidol for nausea and vomiting
Madeline Digges, Flinders Medical School

Stop Cancer PAIN Trial – lessons learned about implementing best-practice pain care
Melanie Lovell, HammondCare

Efficacy of the addition of duloxetine for neuropathic cancer pain
Hiromichi Matsuoka, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine

Review of ‘Caring Safely at Home’ package and framework
Susan Healy, Metro South Palliative Care Service

Prevalence and severity of difficulty sleeping in CNS cancer patients
Meera Agar, South West Sydney Local Health District Palliative Care Service

Emergency department presentations by community palliative care patients
Kathy Schohfield, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Referrals to hospital consultancy palliative care service; does malignancy matter?
Maziar Fahandej, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Audit of community palliative care patients requiring hospitalisation – patient characteristics, circumstances and potential avoidable admissions.
Melissa Jessop, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane


Closing the mental health treatment gap in palliative care
Julianne Whyte OAM, Amaranth Foundation

Understanding end-of-life care: an audit toolkit
Emily Knighton, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Planning an app to enhance patient care
Julie Misson, Make it APPen

Communities of care: supporting people living with their dying.
Kate Reid, Canterbury University

Where cancer patients die: A population-based study, 1990-2012.
Roger Hunt, Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service

Volunteers contributing to Compassionate Communities – joining the dots with an innovative project to provide high quality volunteer training
Trish Roberts, Claire Hannon and Anne Friedman, Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service

Connecting with carers through web mediated information delivery
Maeve Mcparland, Central Coast Local Health District

Helping the helper: caring for ourselves, while caring for others
Anastasia Goussios, Compassion Fatigue Australia

An end-of-life action-oriented toolkit for healthcare professionals; development and evaluation
Claire Hutchinson, Flinders University

Metacognitive skills: tips and frameworks for end-of-life care education
Kim Devery, Flinders University

Evaluation of the palliAGEDgp Smartphone Application: a national survey
Paul Tait, CareSearch, Flinders University

Surf’s up! Beach wheelchair use with the palliative care population
Olivia Palac, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service-Supportive and Specialist Palliative Care

Enhancing the skills of palliative care clinicians as educators – taking it to the next level
Deidre Wurm and Robert Sadolin Holst-Jensen, Mary Potter Hospice

Using PCOC tools to develop a workload tool and redesign a model of care
Pauline Smith and Christopher Johnson, Mid North Coast Local Health District

Connecting the dots towards brilliant evidence-based palliative care
Catherine Jeffs, Northern Adelaide Pallitaive Service

Innovative supports for a remote workforce
Leanne Davey, Bolton Clarke

Challenges: Who is ‘PEACH’? Two care providers-one care team!
Kim Jobburn, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Expanding capacity of community palliative care by telehealth: experiences from the Sunshine Coast
Premjeet Ram, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Quality and usability of pain self-management apps for older adults
Priyanka Bhattarai, University of Notre Dame