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.
Final Footprints video starts important but challenging conversation on ‘death and dying’
A new palliative care video resource, Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country, launched online today during NAIDOC Week, examines safe and appropriate ways to approach the challenging subject of ‘death and dying’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The video highlights the importance of having discussions early on with your kin and […]Read More see all News
Cultural wishes respected in end-of-life care
My parents were born in Naples, in the south of Italy. After my mum passed away in 2013 in Italy, my dad lived in Sydney with my brother Joe. A couple of years ago, at 87 years of age, dad started complaining of […]Read More see all Palliative Matters
Nominations open for National Palliative Care Awards
Nominations have opened for the 2021 Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) National Palliative Care Awards, which recognise innovation, teamwork and emerging talent in Australia’s palliative care sector, with this year’s award line-up featuring four new individual […]Read More see all News
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