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  1. Vale:  Bernadette Lloyd

    27 August 2018

    We recognise and commemorate the life and work of social worker Bernadette Lloyd who died earlier this year after an eight-month journey with cancer. Bernadette began her journey in palliative care work at the Cottage Hospice, Shenton Park where she worked until it closed.   Following this, she moved to Bethesda Hospital’s palliative care unit. Bernadette […]

  2. PCWA Quarterly Palliative Care Forums

    27 August 2018

    Spotlight on Paediatric and Adolescent Palliative Care After the long, awaited opening of the new Perth Children’s Hospital, our next quarterly forum will highlight the WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service, as well as allied services offering holistic and compassionate care to children and their families who live in Western Australia with a life-limiting condition. With an impressive […]

  3. WA End of Life Choices Parliamentary Committee Report Released

    27 August 2018

    Join us to discuss the report tomorrow The WA Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices released their report last Thursday, 23 August.  Limited places are still available to join us at a sector-wide forum tomorrow (Tuesday, 28 August) to understand and discuss the interim findings and recommendations.  The forum will include a […]

  4. Have your say – review of Carers Recognition Act 2004

    27 August 2018

    The Department of Communities is undertaking a review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004 and is seeking feedback from carers, community members and other stakeholders.  The closing date for feedback has been extended to 31 August 2018.    

  5. Resource:  Supported decision-making

    27 August 2018

    This handbook focuses on how to support and help people living to dementia to make decisions about their lives.  It is designed as a guide for people living with dementia, their family members, supporters and the broader community. The handbook is drawn from a number of interviews with people living with dementia, their family members […]

  6. Education Sessions – Childhood Grief

    27 August 2018

    Lionheart Camp for Kids are seeking expressions of interest in attending courses on bereavement counselling run by the National Centre for Childhood Grief. If more than 10 people are interested in attending training, they will consider running sessions in Perth.  If you are interested in attending this training please contact Shelly at Lionheart Camp for […]

  7. Albany – ‘the best place to die’

    27 August 2018

    Earlier this month (August 2018) Albany was in the spotlight as the ABC reported Albany, in WA’s south west as being ‘the best place to die’. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-10/albany-claims-it-is-best-place-to-die-wa/10090048

  8. Palliative Caring Western Australia – booklet review

    27 August 2018

    PCWA is leading a working group of cross-sector representatives to review this booklet, last edited in 2014.  Over the past four years more than 10,000 copies have been distributed to consumers and service providers, the majority of which have been distributed through service providers. The demand for this publication continues to increase and we are […]

  9. Research:  General practice palliative care: patient and carer expectations, advance care plans and place of death – a systematic review

    27 August 2018

    This paper, the second in a series of five, explores patient and carer expectations of the role of GPs and GPNs at end of life, their contribution to advance care planning and if primary care involvement allows people to die in the place of preference.  More than 6,200 journal articles were reviewed as part of […]

  10. Welcome to our August e-news

    27 August 2018

    Welcome to our latest e-News.  There has been a lot happening in the palliative care space over the last few months.  We are excited to be discussing the WA End of Life Choices Parliamentary Committee Report with the sector at our forum tomorrow. At PCWA we have been busy over the last few months running […]

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