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Events September 10 2019

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019

The biennial Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, 19OPCC, formerly known as the Australian Palliative Care Conference, is the pre-eminent event in the Oceanic region for anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life. […]

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Quality Improvement

Palliative Care Self Assessment Online Portal

A continuous quality improvement program for palliative care services

PaCSA provides services with a secure online portal in which to self-assess against the National Palliative Care Standards (5th ed.), mapped against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2nd ed.), resulting in a quality improvement action plan.

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Policy and Publications

Palliative Care 2030 - Working towards the future of quality palliative care for all

Palliative Care 2030 outlines guiding principles to assist the health, disability and aged care sectors, governments and the general community, to plan and prepare for the future where Australians will live longer, demand an improved quality of life, and access to high quality palliative care when living with a life-limiting illness.

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Resources

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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Position Statement

Sustainable access to prescription opioids for use in palliative care

Palliative Care Australia’s position statement about sustainable access to prescription opioids has been endorsed by 12 peak health bodies. The statement warns that palliative care patients are being placed at risk of harm, as an unintended consequence of increased government and regulatory restrictions surrounding non-cancer opioid prescribing to reduce the misuse and abuse of opioids within the wider community. 

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Resources

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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National Palliative Care Week

What Matters Most?

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia.

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