Above: Back, Lisa Hayne, Rick Duggan, Dr Phil Hungerford, Gill Hudson, Karinne McPherson, front, Clare Larkin, Brooklyn Cooper, Sally Alexander and Usha Kuthirayodan.

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Palliative care isn’t always an easy topic to discuss but it’s an important one.

It refers to care that tries to help people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms that may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.

Recently a seminar was held at the Narrabri Bowling Club to explain the importance of ‘teamwork’ when it comes to palliative care.

It was also an opportunity for residents to meet some of the compassionate and experienced health professionals working in the palliative care sector, in our district.

Speakers included palliative care clinician Dr Phil Hungerford, palliative care nurse Gill Hudson, clinical nurse consultant for palliative care Usha Kuthirayodan and Diane Nicholson spoke about her family’s personal experience when her father was in palliative care t

“Palliative care is a team sport,” said Dr Hungerford.