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  1. 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.    

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Palliative Care WA welcomes the release of the WA Parliament Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices report

    23 August 2018

    Palliative Care WA welcomes the release of the WA Parliament Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices report whose recommendations will see improvements in community awareness and access to palliative care across Western Australia. Palliative Care WA President, Dr Elissa Campbell, said today “Palliative Care WA applauds the Joint Select Committee’s acknowledgement of the […]

  9. Dying to Know Day 2018

    23 August 2018

    Palliative Care WA were out and about for Dying to Know Day 2018.  We held an information stand at RAAFA WA Bull Creek’s inaugural Dying to Know Expo.  Our Executive Officer, Ms Lana Glogowski, also delivered an Advance Care Planning presentation to around 30 of the attendees.  Great feedback from our audience and we are […]

  10. Dying2Learn

    16 May 2018

    Dying2Learn is a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that aims to provide all Australians the opportunity to learn and talk about death, dying, and palliative care. It is a place to learn, overcome the uneasiness in talking about dying and death, and share insights with the wider community. This online course will run from […]

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