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Palliative Care Australia

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?
Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care for All Australians, 5th edition - Consultation open
Palliative Care Australia is calling on the wisdom, experience and vision of all those involved in palliative care to partake in guiding the direction of the Fifth Edition of The Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care for All Australians. Click here for more information.
We're recruiting!
Palliative Care Australia is looking for an experienced Chief Executive Officer to lead our innovative and productive team. Click here for more details. 
Decision Assist
Decision Assist have just launched their new website. The website features a range of resources and services to support those involved in residential and community aged care with their approach to palliative care and advance care planning. To access the website, please click the link below. -
Decision Assist is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health                     
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




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
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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