Hobart's Jan Kasteel shares her caring experience... "Just two days before her husband died, the 72-year-old connected with the Royal Hobart Hospital's palliative care team to receive advice on how to best support her dying husband," ABC News reports. "She wishes she had accessed assistance earlier." Jan and Frank's story is one of a growing number around Australia. Read more, with comment from our friends at Palliative Care Tasmania ➡️ The palliative care sector's 2024 Federal Budget Submission points to action that supports greater access to care at home ➡️ 📸 Jan Kasteel supported her husband Frank who lived with dementia for five years. (ABC News)


Only 2 days to go - reserve your spot now! Join us as we unpack findings from recent research from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University that suggests nearly one-third of people who died from cancer in NSW received hospital care that could be classified as “potentially burdensome” in the month leading up to their death. Research lead, Professor Rebecca Mitchell believes well-designed palliative care can reduce potentially burdensome end of life care while supporting patients with pain and symptom control, helping them spend their last days in a place of their choice and have their social, emotional, and spiritual needs heard and fulfilled. Join us on 16 April from 12 pm - 1 pm AEST as we open up a conversation that will shape your work 👉


A passionate group of bereaved parents and health professionals have come together to create a self-guided, eLearning program to support better communication at the end-of-life in paediatrics. “Bereaved parents co-designed this course with us sharing their experiences and wisdom – speaking into a future where our communication is better," says Sara Fleming, Senior Clinical Project Officer, PCA. The Paediatric End-of-Life Care Communication modules are available free via the new Paediatric Palliative Care Education Hub and have been written for health care professionals who provide varied levels of care. More ➡️


“They come in and have a tune up”, Dr Jessica Lee, Concord Centre for Palliative Care. Thursdays@3 - new episode alert! 📣📣 This time we go inside one of Australia’s most highly regarded palliative care services – the Concord Centre for Palliative Care in Sydney. Our tour guide is a palliative care specialist at the Centre and PHD candidate at the University of Technology - Dr Jessica Lee. Press play to meet Jessica and hear of her work 👇 Info and show notes: 🧡 More about the Concord Centre for Palliative Care 👉 Thank you for tuning in, you will find advice, tools, and support with ‘matters of life and death’ at the Palliative Care Australia website where you can also make a donation to support our work 👉


🌟Scholarship to support emerging Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses in the delivery of palliative care! In partnership with Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, applications are now open for five scholarships worth up to $2000 each to support skills in palliative care, end-of-life pain management, aged care, oncology, and intensive care. The scholarship’s namesake, Heather May Herrick valued and benefited from the expert care of her local Nurse Practitioner Anne Booms during the last months of her life. With a desire to see more people benefit from the type of care Heather received, her family has funded this scholarship program. More info and applications ➡️


A ‘hearty’ welcome to our new website, featuring our new logo and branding ➡️ "With the new logo and brand, we want to capture and represent the warmth and spirit of the palliative care sector, the connection that health professionals and volunteers share with patients and families and the close bonds that form during each person’s unique palliative care journey,” says Ian Campbell, National Communications Director, Palliative Care Australia.