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Last Days program first of its kind to nurture understanding about death and dying

A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.

Ad campaign feedback highlights need for greater investment in palliative care

An independent evaluation of a recent national advertising campaign led by Palliative Care Australia adds further weight to the need for greater investment in the palliative care workforce and services.

Share your work and experience, be a speaker at 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

A dynamic program of speakers, presentations, performances, and workshops is at the heart of a successful 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (23OPCC) in Sydney this September.

New end-of-life care toolkit to help aged care staff proving big success

The Advance Project toolkit aims to boost the number of aged care residents with dementia benefitting from palliative care and end-of-life support, and has already been accessed by a huge range of care workers, allied health staff, nurses and GPs.

Nurse Practitioner Week 2022 a chance for us all to celebrate and appreciate their crucial role

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation says Nurse Practitioner Week (12-18 December) is an opportunity for us all to celebrate and appreciate the crucial role nurse practitioners play in delivering quality care and improving health outcomes across Australian communities.

Virtual technology bringing allied health care to remote older Australians living at home

Older Australians on home care packages living in regional and remote areas of NSW are having their quality of life improved through a successful trial of virtual technology to provide faster direct access to allied health professionals.

New data reveals impact of palliative care but also health reform needed moving forward

The power of quality palliative care is one of the key take outs of updated data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, but these insights also point to the need for further investment. 

Coffee helping to stir much-needed end of life conversations in aged care

Almost 50 aged care services across Australia have participated in the ELDAC Coffee Cart Competition, an initiative of the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) project that invited the aged care sector to have a cuppa and start a conversation about death, dying and end of life care.

Palliative care researcher named as WA Australian of the Year

Professor Samar Aoun, researcher and advocate for end-of-life care, bereavement and grief support, has been announced as Western Australian of the Year, whilst Theresa Kwok, CEO of Chung Wah Community and Aged Care, has been announced as Senior Western Australian of the Year.

It simply makes sense for registered nurses to be trained in palliative care: PCA

Registered nurses on duty 24/7 in residential aged care, Palliative Care Australia says, is a turning point in Australia’s reform agenda, but there is potentially a missed opportunity to deepen and extend the impact.

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