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  1. VAD survey results now available

    11 February 2021

    We recently ran a survey to identify the information, professional development and pastoral care needs for staff associated with Voluntary Assisted Dying. This survey was created in response to concerns…

  2. VAD Professional Development and Pastoral Care Needs

    19 January 2021

    A survey for health, aged care and community service professionals. Voluntary Assisted Dying will be available to residents in WA who meet a set of legislatively prescribed criteria from 1…

  3. COVID-19 and Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health

    15 December 2020

    Palliative Care Australia have recently released a new outcomes paper Palliative Care and COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health which provides recommendations for policy makers, health and aged care leaders…

  4. Compassionate Communities Research

    8 December 2020

    New research documents the obstacles and barriers as well as the strategies for success experienced in range of Compassionate Communities in Australia. Initiated by the GroundSwell Project the research encompassed…

  5. Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission report

    1 October 2020

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released its special report on the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care. They make the point that the COVID-19 pandemic has…

  6. Churchill Fellowship for PCWA President

    1 October 2020

    Congratulations to Palliative Care WA Board President Dr Elissa Campbell, who has recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship. A Consultant Geriatrician with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Elissa will be exploring…

  7. What do we think of ageing and aged care?

    27 July 2020

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established in response to significant problems with aged care services in Australia. A national survey of Australian adults was conducted…

  8. Consumer awareness campaign proven effective

    23 January 2020

    Evaluation results have proved that You only die once, Australia‚Äôs first Advance Care Planning consumer awareness campaign was highly successful. The primary purpose of this campaign, which was delivered in…

  9. Compassionate Communities in Action

    31 October 2019

    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…

  10. Dementia Carers Unprepared and Distressed by End-of-Life Decisions

    29 November 2018

    New international research from Advance Care Planning Australia reveals that dementia carers need more support and guidance to navigate end-of-life care for their loved one. Recently published by internationally renowned…