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What is palliative care?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual - World Health Organization

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PCA Awards 2017

The National Palliative Care Awards recognise the efforts of organisations and individuals who support and care for people who are dying through public recognition.

Nominations close on July 14. 

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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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2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference

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Living well with metastatic breast cancer

If you have metastatic breast cancer, or you know someone who does and you would like information tailored to your particular circumstances, then please use this resource. 

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