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  1. 29 October 2015

    Public consultation on private health insurance

    Health Minister Sussan Ley announced public consultation on private health insurance in her National Press Club address this week. In her first Press Club address Minister Ley said the system needed more investigation, adding a […]

  2. 22 October 2015

    Medicare Benefits Schedule Review

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review is underway. The MBS Review Taskforce has two consultation papers available and a survey open in the consultation hub here. This week Palliative Care Australia wrote to the Taskforce […]

  3. 22 October 2015

    Paediatric end-of-life care roundtable

    Representatives from Palliative Care Australia attended an expert roundtable meeting on 15 October 2015 at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on ‘Delivering safe and high quality end-of-life care to children […]

  4. 15 September 2015

    Video: Discussions on Medicinal Cannabis

    Palliative Care Australia asked the palliative care sector at the 13th Australian palliative Care Conference in September 2015, for their views on medicinal cannabis.

  5. 10 September 2015

    Primary Health Care Review

    Integrated and coordinated care is essential to good quality palliative care and all Australians should have access to seamless and universal palliative care, according to Palliative Care Australia (PCA’s) submission to the Primary Health Care […]

  6. 4 September 2015

    Palliative care needs to lead the way to get the community talking about dying

    Australians avoid talking about dying, resulting in difficult deaths and significant impacts on those left behind and the palliative care sector has been challenged to step up and change that culture, by Palliative Care Australia […]

  7. 4 September 2015

    What do we need to be fit for the future?

    Master of Ceremonies Jean Kittson quizzed an expert panel at the start of the 13th Australian Palliative Care conference, unearthing a variety of ideas about how palliative care could be made fit for the future. […]

  8. 4 September 2015

    Simple list improves community access to palliative medicines

    Results from a project encouraging South Australian community pharmacists to stock five core palliative medicines were presented for the first time today at the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Melbourne. Paul Tait, Advance Practice […]

  9. 4 September 2015

    Little Stars to raise awareness of paediatric palliative care

    A new DVD capturing life-affirming stories about paediatric palliative care is available free to people wishing to raise awareness. The movie, “Little Stars – accomplishing the extraordinary in the face of serious illness”, was screened […]

  10. 4 September 2015

    What matters to you, not what is the matter with you

    Reinforcing the personal identity of someone with a terminal illness is an often overlooked factor that can significantly affect their quality of life, according to conference keynote speaker Gail Eva. Dr Eva, from Brunel University, […]

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