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Funding community-based, in-home palliative care could ease hospital burden

More funding for in-home palliative care services is urgently needed as the number of Australians requiring palliative care increases.

Indigenous palliative care kits to be distributed for on Country care

Culturally-appropriate palliative care kits will be rolled out across Australia to help Indigenous families care for their dying loved ones on Country.

Palliative care needs to be part of 24/7 nurses plan for aged care: PCA

With the introduction of aged care reform bills to parliament, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is hoping to progress with plans to have registered nurses (RNs) 24/7 in residential aged care.

NSW premier rectifies palliative care let-down with timely $743m fix

Palliative care in NSW will receive a $743 million boost as Premier Dominic Perrottet makes good on his promise to fix end-of-life care, making amends for failing on the issue when treasurer.

Resources are at hand to help you deal with the death of a cherished elder in aged care

During this Palliative Care Week, it is important for aged care workers to check in with themselves and ask how they are coping with the reality of death in their workplace? Flinders University's Professor Jennifer Tieman, tells BIANCA ROBERTS about how she and her team have been working on resources developed to provide some much needed care to the emotionally fatigued in the sector.

In-home carers share their client experiences during National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the rights that Australians have to access high-quality care, where and when they need it Home Instead care-givers Donna Watling and Judy Norman share their challenges and provide an insight into caring for those in palliative care.

Palliative Care Week highlights important discussions we should all have: opinion

No one in the “prime of their life” thinks to sit down and discuss with their family how they want to be treated at the end of their life, but it’s an important discussion that we should all have. As we look toward Palliative Care Week (May 22-28) those of us who work in the sector hope it will spark more open conversations about what happens at the end of life.

University of Sydney and HammondCare partner for ‘research-driven innovation in health and aged care’

The University of Sydney and HammondCare have announced a formal partnership aimed at shaping the sector through collaboration on research, education and social impact.

Providing culturally responsive palliative care to Indigenous Australians

Today - National Close the Gap Day – the PCC4U (Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates) project has launched the Caring for Australian Indigenous peoples affected by life-limiting illness toolkit.

UWA appoints new research chair in palliative care

International expert in end-of-life care, Professor Samar Aoun, has been appointed Perron Institute Research Chair in Palliative Care at the University of Western Australia.

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