Part of Palliative Care WA’s role is to raise awareness of palliative care, so we are regularly in the news. Below are some examples of improving local people’s understanding of palliative care, advance care planning and other end-of-life issues.
‘Anything to save them’: Medics reveal human cost of our denial
PCWA executive officer Lana Glogowski explains the importance of advance care directives in this feature article published in WA Today. The story highlights the impact that advance care directives can have on the way that people die.
Institutionalised death: Why WA should take dying back into our own hands
“Most people just expect to die in a hospital. There is almost this notion you can’t die at home, and a lot of the time carers haven’t seen people die before; its not a common experience anymore.” PCWA executive officer Lana Glogowski is quoted in this WA Today, which says that despite 70% of Australians expressing their desire to die at home, only 15% of them manage it.
Planning for your death
ABC WA’s Kate Stephens spoke with PCWA executive officer Lana Glogowski about why we should all have an advance care plan.
The interview is part one of a four-part series titled Planning For Your Death.
Part two of the series focusses on how stressful it can be caring for someone who is dying in a regional area, features Amelda Doyle, regional palliative care coordinator in the Goldfields for the WA Country Health Service.
Part three is where you can hear Albany Death Café Co-convener Irene Montefiore discussing death cafes.
Part four explains the difference that technology is making to some of the challenges faced by Brett Hayes, regional palliative care manager in the Wheatbelt.
Liza Harvey on the loss of her husband and spreading the word on palliative care
Patron of Palliative Care Western Australia, Liza Harvey, speaks about the death of her husband Hal in an interview with the Eastern Reporter.
Palliative care transforming lives of those with life-limiting illness
The ABC ran this story about palliative care to mark the start of Palliative Care Week. It quotes PCWA executive officer lana Glogowski: “We are educating people on an approach called advance care planning, which encourages people to have conversations with family and friends and their health professionals about the choices that they would like to make at the end of life”.