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18th November 2022

Palliative Care WA is pleased to announce the initiatives selected to be presented at the 2022 Palliative Care Summit – Doing Death Differently – for the Emerging Ideas and Innovation Initiatives. They are:

Compassionate Communities model of care: translation into practice

Professor Samar Aoun, Perron Institute Research Chair in Palliative Care at UWA, Head of Palliative Care Research at Perron Institute

Assisting end-of-life care at home with Palliative Care Support Packages

Carolyn Graeser, Senior Project Officer, WA Country Health Service

Ambulance Wish Western Australia update

Susie Wilson, Chair, Ambulance Wish Western Australia and  Gary Wilson Treasurer,  Ambulance Wish Western Australia

Delivering culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal people in rural and remote Western Australia

Tammy McGrath, Coordinator of Aboriginal Health, WA Country Health Service

Lasting Words – Creating a Legacy Document – My Life, My Story

Dr Anna Petterson, Volunteer Coordinator, Lasting Words, and Frank Johnston, Volunteer Interviewer, Lasting Words

Doing Death Differently in Residential Aged Care – Using PACOP to screen for palliative need on admission

Natalie Joseph, Improvement Facilitator, Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program, WACHS and Sonia Swangler, CNE Aged Care, WACHS South West Regional Palliative Care Service