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  1. PCA advocacy for appropriate use of opioids for palliative care patients
    11 June 2020

    PCA advocacy for appropriate use of opioids for palliative care patients

    On 1 June 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioid medicines changed.  Governments across the world are making policy and regulation changes to address the high number of deaths and hospitalisations due to […]

  2. Palliative care… it’s more than you think!
    30 May 2020

    Palliative care… it’s more than you think!

    That’s a wrap! THANK YOU to everyone who has supported National Palliative Care Week 2020 and helped PCA celebrate, educate, engage and highlight all things palliative care!  National Palliative Care Week 2020 was held from 24 May […]

  3. NPCW Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care event
    29 May 2020

    NPCW Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care event

    As part of this year’s National Palliative Care Week, the Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group hosted a special webcast event on Tuesday 26 May 2020. This invite-only live-streamed event was hosted by ABC broadcaster, […]

  4. PCA launches new Self-Care Matters resources to help support those who care for others…
    27 May 2020

    PCA launches new Self-Care Matters resources to help support those who care for others…

    Have you ever wondered why self-care matters? Do you suspect self-care is important but don’t know why or how you can find time to plan and practice it, especially whilst caring for others in your […]

  5. Calls For Palliative Care Reform In Post COVID-19 World
    26 May 2020

    Calls For Palliative Care Reform In Post COVID-19 World

    A new report released today has called for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, calling for an additional annual investment of $365 million to bring the system up to speed in a […]

  6. A Virtual Morning Tea with Special Guests
    25 May 2020

    A Virtual Morning Tea with Special Guests

    A Virtual Morning Tea with Special Guests: The importance of “comfort, compassion and connection” in end-of-life care was hosted on Facebook today, Monday, 25 May 2020. As part of National Palliative Care Week, His Excellency […]

  7. National Palliative Care Week 2020 Launch
    24 May 2020

    National Palliative Care Week 2020 Launch

    Palliative Care is more than you think! While conversations about palliative care have gained prominence recently as part of the Australian health response to COVID-19, there are still many misconceptions within the community about what […]

  8. Register to attend PCA’s Self-Care Matters online launch
    14 May 2020

    Register to attend PCA’s Self-Care Matters online launch

    PCA invites you to attend the online launch event for our new online self-care resource: Self-Care Matters during National Palliative Care Week. The resource has been authored and produced by well-respected self-care expert Dr Jason Mills, a […]

  9. MBS telehealth items during COVID-19
    28 April 2020

    MBS telehealth items during COVID-19

    PCA is on the record advocating on behalf of Palliative Medicine Specialists to have equity in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), and that specifically during the COVID-19 crisis, that they have parity in billing through […]

  10. The key role of palliative care in response to the COVID-19 tsunami of suffering
    24 April 2020

    The key role of palliative care in response to the COVID-19 tsunami of suffering

    An article published in The Lancet highlights the key role of palliative care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-authors Lukas Radbruch, Felicia Marie Knaul, Liliana de Lima, Cornelis de Joncheere and Afsan Bhadelia worry […]

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