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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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20-26 May

National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’

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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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