Palliative Caring Booklet

This booklet supports families and carers as they negotiate the often uncharted waters of caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness.

Download an electronic version here.

Contact us at info@palliativecarewa.asn.au to receive a free printed copy of the booklet.

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Compassionate Communities in Action

Palliative Care WA team member Vicki Barry recently participated in the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference Compassionate Communities in Action: Reclaiming Ageing, Dying and Grieving, which was held in the Blue Mountains in NSW.

According to Vicki what set this conference apart from any other was the richness in social and cultural diversity of the program, enhanced by its ‘artification’ thanks to the efforts of Dr Peta Murray and Niki Read.  People came from Canada, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Holland, England, India, Taipei, New Zealand and across Australia.

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Describing a good death

Dying Well panel

Marie Taylor, Dr Christian Ntizimira, Greg Adams, Prof Patsy Yates

At our Dying Well community forum we asked everyone – attendees and panel members – to describe a good death in three words.

Responses were written on post-it notes and displayed on boards. And they were really interesting – showing both the commonality in our thinking as well as our differences.  Three themes emerged across all those colourful post-its.

We are extremely grateful to our benefactor who allowed us to be able to offer Dying Well as a free event.

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What do you want from us?

Members, supporters and friends of Palliative Care WA are invited to a special sector consultation which will be held immediately following our AGM on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Please come along and get involved in sector conversations around strategic priorities for Palliative Care WA for 2020 and beyond.  We will also be reflecting on the events, progress and reports of 2019 and what they mean for the future.

Your input is important to us and will help shape our own strategic planning exercise. You are also invited to stay for a Christmas sundowner afterwards to network with sector colleagues.

This is your chance to tell us what you want from your peak body.

 

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