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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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, […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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