Canberra National Palliative Care Strategy Workshops
PCA attended the Canberra National Palliative Care Strategy workshops on 4-5 August 2016. These were a good opportunity to provide feedback on the strengths of the current strategy and on opportunities for improvement and priorities for the future.
Discussion included identifying opportunities to make the Strategy more active, such as through an implementation plan and reporting on progress.
Priorities identified by participants included integrating care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the Strategy, ensuring there was data available to provide evidence to support service delivery and resource allocation, and enhancing activities to support the community to become more comfortable talking about dying and their preferences for care at the end of life.