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  1. Palliative care training for every health and aged care worker
    15 October 2020

    Palliative care training for every health and aged care worker

    The PCA plan to improve palliative care in aged care recognises the importance of appropriate training for those working in aged care. It is important to note that: In 2017, there were 160,000 deaths in […]

  2. Clearly articulated, robustly implemented. The Aged Care Quality Standards must include palliative care
    8 October 2020

    Clearly articulated, robustly implemented. The Aged Care Quality Standards must include palliative care

    In our continuing series on PCAs Palli8 plan, we will look at the second recommendation ‘Clearly articulated, robustly implemented – the Aged Care Quality Standards must include palliative care’. Commonwealth funded aged care services are […]

  3. A Person-Centred Approach to Palliative Care in Aged Care
    1 October 2020

    A Person-Centred Approach to Palliative Care in Aged Care

    PCAs Palli8 plan recommends that aged care embrace a more person-centred and holistic view of palliative care, in particular, care that: Is person and family-centred care provided for a person with an active, progressive, advanced […]

  4. Palliative care must become core business in aged care – media release
    25 September 2020

    Palliative care must become core business in aged care – media release

    Palliative care must become an essential component of aged care in Australia if we are to ensure that the needs of older Australians are met, according to the national peak body for palliative care, Palliative […]

  5. Ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care – Professor Meera Agar
    25 September 2020

    Ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care – Professor Meera Agar

    Australia has a rapidly aging population, with projections of four million people aged between 65–84 years by 2022. More than just that; many people are living longer and are entering residential aged care with more […]

  6. Changes to PBS for palliative care opioids restrictions a major relief
    23 September 2020

    Changes to PBS for palliative care opioids restrictions a major relief

    Palliative Care Australia has welcomed the changes made by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which will optimise appropriate access to analgesic opioid medications for palliative care patients. These […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. 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 […]

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