This DVD explores the issues involved in end of life care. It looks at the need for patients to have accurate information and a specific assessment of their situation. It examines the use of advance care plans and it explores the latest developments in palliative and end of life care.

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This DVD will help you understand the hormonal chaos that is going on inside your body. Women who have reached menopause discuss different methods of managing menopause, such as diet, exercise and hormone therapy as well as complementary therapies.|(Extract from DVD cover)

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The focus of palliative care is on symptom management, quality of life and comfort including physical, emotional, spiritual and social support. People can go in and out of palliative care as the need arises and support is also available for family and friends. Lisa Miteff is a palliative care clinical nurse consultant from Maroondah Hospital.

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The experience of pain is something women with advanced breast cancer are often faced with. Dr Peter Martin from St Vincent's Hospital and Caritas Christi Hospice talks about pain management and relief in an informal session.

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Andrew Krantz from Black and Krantz talks about financial issues relevant to women living with advanced breast cancer. Topics covered include superannuation, insurance, and money management.

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Kate Wakelin from Cancer Council Victoria has a background in palliative care nursing and psycho-oncology, and many years of experience supporting people living with cancer. In this talk, Kate discusses maintaining hope in the face of uncertainty, and practical strategies for living well. This talk was recorded at a forum jointly run by BreaCan and

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