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  1. Invest Challenge Change – Oceanic Palliative Care Conference impacted and informed by COVID-19 pandemic
    8 September 2021

    Invest Challenge Change – Oceanic Palliative Care Conference impacted and informed by COVID-19 pandemic

    The Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Greg Hunt MP has today paid homage to palliative care staff, volunteers, medical professionals, researchers and carers, for their efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, praising them […]

  2. Final Footprints video starts important but challenging conversation  on ‘death and dying’
    8 July 2021

    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 […]

  3. Nominations open for National Palliative Care Awards
    3 June 2021

    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 […]

  4. Answering that important question – What is palliative care?
    28 May 2021

    Answering that important question – What is palliative care?

    They say in leadership, you should never be afraid to ask the tough questions. Likewise, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask the obvious or simple ones either.   Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak palliative care organisation. As such, building awareness […]

  5. New conference scholarship program an investment in palliative care workforce
    24 May 2021

    New conference scholarship program an investment in palliative care workforce

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is delighted to launch a new scholarship program that will see over 100 scholarship recipients attend this year’s virtual Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (21OPCC) in September. The three-day biennial event is […]

  6. National Palliative Care Community Survey Snapshot
    24 May 2021

    National Palliative Care Community Survey Snapshot

    Every year Palliative Care Australia (PCA) commissions the National Palliative Care Community Survey as part of National Palliative Care Week. The survey explores community attitudes around palliative care, end-of-life, death and dying. PCA commissioned Pure […]

  7. New campaign launches to challenge perceptions about palliative care
    24 May 2021

    New campaign launches to challenge perceptions about palliative care

    AS SURVEY FINDS AUSSIES IN FAVOUR, BUT DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND AND DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT New survey data released today during National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) has highlighted limited community understanding around the broader […]

  8. Response to RC recommendations welcomed, but more funding needed for Australia’s rapidly aging population
    14 May 2021

    Response to RC recommendations welcomed, but more funding needed for Australia’s rapidly aging population

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has welcomed the Government’s full response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Commission), but says greater investment is urgently required if we are […]

  9. Royal Commission: Palliative care is core business for aged care
    29 April 2021

    Royal Commission: Palliative care is core business for aged care

    The recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (The Commission) are aligned with, and a very strong endorsement of recommendations long held and advocated by the nation’s peak palliative care organisation, […]

  10. Reform in opioid regulation should not be at the expense of palliative care patients
    15 April 2021

    Reform in opioid regulation should not be at the expense of palliative care patients

    Palliative Care Australia (PCA), the nation’s peak body for palliative care, has today reiterated its support for reform of opioid regulation in Australia, but restated its position that any changes must not impact access to appropriate opioids for palliative care patients.  The […]

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