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Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.

Palliative Care Australia is an incorporated body whose members are the eight state and territory palliative care associations and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine. The membership of those associations includes palliative care service providers, clinicians, allied health professionals, academics, consumers and members of the general community.

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What's new?
 
Order your resources for NPCW
Order your consumer resources for National Palliative Care Week, including our new 2014 National Palliative Care Week poster and pen. Click here
 
Have your say
We're pleased to be working with the Consumers Health Forum of Australia to discover and share the stories of healthcare consumers. Come and join our conversation on palliative care issues here.  
 
Palliative Care eBulletin
Keep informed about Palliative Care Australia publications, resources, events as well as new initiatives and projects in specific areas of practice. To read the latest edition, 
click here
 
Palliative Care & Dementia
Palliative Care Australia & Alzheimer's Australia have released a position statement regarding Palliative Care and Dementia. Click here
 
National Palliative Care Week 2014
Date: Sunday 25th May – Saturday 31st May 2014
Theme: Palliative care everyone's business: Let's work together
Click here for more information.
   

News

 

  

LIFE before Death
PCA and Moonshine Movies won the Arts and Health Foundation Award from the Australian Business Arts Foundation in Victoria for the screening of the award-winning documentary LIFE before Death in Canberra earlier this year.

You can learn more about the film and purchase a copy
here.
Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb: Improving the quality and delivery of home care in Australia. 
A new White Paper has been released calling for greater acknowledgement, support and education for unpaid carers. It argues the sustainability of our healthcare system into the future is dependent on the extent to which quality care can be delivered in the home.

To read the White Paper click here.
To read the media release click here.

 

Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing have released an electronic copy of the guidelines, which have been approved by the NH&MRC.

The guidelines are available here

National Palliative Care Consensus Statement
Palliative Care Australia's call to action to ensure all Australians have access to quality care at the end of life.

The Consensus Statement can be viewed here
To read PCA's media release, click here

 

 

Importance of palliative care recognised
The Productivity Commission's final report on Caring for Older Australians argues that palliative care should be core business of aged care.

Read PCA's media release here
The final report is available here

Submission to the Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Caring for Older Australians
PCA has provided some additional comments to the Productivity Commission following the Draft Report on Caring for Older Australians.

Read the submission here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
                                           
                       
 
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