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  1. 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 journal, Palliative Medicine, the study identifies the emotional pressures that arise when people with dementia and their carers confront tough decisions and difficult conversations about […]

  2. Research, Data and Articles

    29 November 2018

    Looking for some data on Palliative Care? The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration is a national palliative care project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health that collects data across Australia related to palliative care (which was presented at our last CEO Roundtable).  Visit their website to subscribe to notifications on new reports and resources.   […]

  3. Upcoming Conferences

    29 November 2018

    Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019:  10-13 September Registrations are now open for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference which will be held in Perth in September next year.  PCWA are excited to be part of this international event and encourage members to register – https://oceanicpallcare.com/.  Members of PCWA are entitled to a special early bird […]

  4. Aboriginal Health Worker wins Leadership and Innovation Award

    29 November 2018

    Congratulations to Kimika Lee of Broome, winner of the Horizon Power Leadership and Innovation Award at the recent WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards.  Kimika is an Aboriginal Health Worker, in Specialist Palliative Care. Her leadership has inspired others and her work has made a significant impact on the access, experiences and outcomes of Aboriginal […]

  5. Vale – Dr Douglas MacAdam

    29 November 2018

    We recognise the passing of Dr Douglas McAdam who was a pioneer of palliative care medicine in Western Australia.  Dr MacAdam died on 17 October. Douglas Macadam was a remarkable man. He was a general practitioner, teacher, innovator and pioneer. He did theological training concurrently with his medical degree, and was an ordained minister in […]

  6. CEO Roundtable – September 2018

    29 November 2018

    In September we hosted the last roundtable of the year with Federal Minister Hon Ken Wyatt.  Topics included the Parliamentary report on End of Life Choices, Palliative care issues in aged care, our proposed Advance Care Planning Campaign for 2019 and the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration. Communique 2

  7. End of Life Choices Forum Series

    29 November 2018

    In October we held the first of three forums exploring the recommendations within the My Life My Choice report in greater detail.  The first forum, focussing on the palliative care recommendations gave a very clear indication of the sector’s desire for greater funding and focus on palliative care resources and funding for rural WA.  Attendees at […]

  8. Resources

    29 November 2018

    Improve quality of end of life care for older Australians The ELDAC ‘Working Together’ toolkit has been developed to assist aged care providers to create or enhance linkages across the aged, primary and palliative care sectors. Working together can reduce avoidable hospitalisations and shorten length of hospital stays for older Australians receiving community or residential […]

  9. The ‘safe death’: An ethnographic study exploring the perspectives of rural palliative care patients and family caregivers

    29 November 2018

    Rainsford S, Phillips CB, Glasgow NJ, MacLeod RD, Wiles RB. Palliative Medicine Sept 2018; 1-9. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1177/0269216318800613 journals.sagepub.com/home/pmj Achieving one’s preferred place of death is often considered, within palliative care, as a proxy for a ‘good death’. In rural settings, relationships between place and self are often stronger than for urban […]

  10. Providing palliative care at the end of life: should health professionals fear regulation?

    29 November 2018

    End of Life Law in Australia have recently published an article exploring the regulatory framework governing this area, the extent to which health professionals actions have been scrutinised, and the consequences.

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