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  1. PCA calls for expanded telehealth capacity for palliative care
    14 April 2020

    PCA calls for expanded telehealth capacity for palliative care

    PCA has provided a submission to the Department of Health calling for expanded telehealth capacity through the MBS to support palliative care patients.  This included calling for an expansion of existing palliative care MBS items (items 3004, […]

  2. Personal connection during COVID-19
    9 April 2020

    Personal connection during COVID-19

    PCA Board Chair and Chair of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG), Professor Meera Agar, spoke to 2GB broadcaster Ben Fordham yesterday on the importance of maintaining personal connections during the COVID-19 visitation […]

  3. ACPCWG newsletter – Issue #1
    6 April 2020

    ACPCWG newsletter – Issue #1

    The Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group has released its first newsletter today, as part of ongoing efforts to keep the palliative care sector informed and connected during this unprecedented and fast-changing pandemic. The newsletter […]

  4. COVID-19: projecting compassion through the barrier of PPE
    6 April 2020

    COVID-19: projecting compassion through the barrier of PPE

    An opinion piece published in today’s MJA Insight+ considers what will make for compassionate health care in such a time of crisis? Author, Rachel Coghlan, a health professional, PhD candidate at the Centre for Humanitarian […]

  5. 2 April 2020

    COVID-19: Why palliative care matters!

    The Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group has released a new statement today – COVID-19: Why palliative care matters! The statement addresses the crucial role of palliative care in the planning and preparation for the surge […]

  6. Planning for the dark side of the pandemic
    30 March 2020

    Planning for the dark side of the pandemic

    PCA Board Chair, Professor Meera Agar has highlighted the critical role of palliative care in the frontline response to the coronaviris pandemic. Speaking to the Australian Financial Review  journalist Jill Margo for her article Planning for the […]

  7. Managing haematology and oncology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim consensus guidance
    24 March 2020

    Managing haematology and oncology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim consensus guidance

    PCA has joined with 12 other key health organisations* to endorse interim consensus guidance, Managing haematology and oncology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, published in the Medical Journal of Australia Pending further evidence, the guidance summarises […]

  8. 23 March 2020

    Integrating palliative care into COVID-19 planning

    An opinion piece published in today’s MJA Insight Plus examines the role of palliative care in the  current COVID-19 pandemic. Co-authored by Townsville-based palliative medicine specialist Dr Will Cairns and PCA Board Chair and palliative medicine physician, […]

  9. Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    17 March 2020

    Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Palliative Care Australia has released a statement about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the formation of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG) in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine […]

  10. Research study on allied health in palliative aged care
    16 January 2020

    Research study on allied health in palliative aged care

    End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care. […]

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