Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is located in Canberra on the land of the Ngunnawal People.
PCA wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Ngunnawal People and their Elders past and present.
PCA acknowledges and respects their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.
Step outside the bubble and take a breath – my advice to young carers
Work. Socialise. Repeat. My early-to-mid-20s lifestyle was relatively stress-free. I’d finished studying, hadn’t yet had kids, and was employed full-time. I would work during the week, play sport on the weekends and then spend time […]Read More see all Palliative Matters
When the Time Comes: Stories from the end of life
Dr Magnolia Cardona & Nurse Ebony Lewis’s book – When the Time Comes: Stories from the end of life – published by Hammersmith Health Books, is a collection of rich and incredibly honest true short […]Read More see all Palliative Matters
Lockdown endgame: The implication for palliative care
Dr Will Cairns, is a palliative care specialist and member of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG). He is editor of the ACPCWG newsletter, content of which from 30 September 2021 is now […]Read More see all News
This year, Palliative Care Australia celebrates 30 years of advocating for quality palliative care for all who need it, when and where they need it. Over the course of 2021, we have acknowledged and celebrated the amazing […]Read More See All Events
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.Find out more Visit Portal
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.Read More
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.Visit Site
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.Read More
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.Visit Site
It's more than you think!
National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia.Read More Palliative Matters - stories about living, dying and palliative care