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What is palliative care?

Palliative care is person and family-centred care provided for a person with an active, progressive, advanced disease, who has little or no prospect of cure and who is expected to die, and for whom the primary goal is to optimise the quality of life.

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Live Stream - Parliamentary Friends of End of Life Group

Watch the Parliamentary Friends of End of Life Group Lunchbox on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 12pm. Hear from expert speakers to learn about the updated national palliative care standards and service delivery review from policy, practitioner and patient perspectives.

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Dying to Talk Discussion Starter

Use the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter to talk to your family and friends about your end-of-life wishes.

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STORIES OF PALLIATIVE CARE

Joseph’s Story

Joseph Stewart loves music, people and nothing better than bouncing over the rough edges of his family property in Ballarat in his wheelchair. Like most seven year olds he is curious about the world around him and eager to explore it.

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STORIES OF PALLIATIVE CARE

Bassam’s Story

Bassam shares his story about being diagnosed with terminal cancer and his experience with palliative care. After being told the cancer was incurable, Bassam tried different medical trials to ease his pain and discomfort with no luck.

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Stories about living, dying and palliative care.

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Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has produced updated Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines which replace two previous guidelines: Palliative Care Service Provision in Australia: A Planning Guide; and A Guide to Palliative Care Service Development: A Population-Based Approach.

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Paediatric Palliative Care Resources

Our resources provide practical information about paediatric palliative care to families who have a child with a life-limiting illness, as well as the people who support them. Information is also available for health professionals to better support families and provide quality paediatric palliative care.

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