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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Weavers Local Connector training

    16 May 2018

    There is growing interest from a few organisations wishing to implement the Weavers program that was showcased at the Compassionate Communities Symposium last year. Weavers is a peer-to-peer model supporting carers to address the significant challenges of caring for a loved one. Weavers are people with lived caring experience; they truly understand what it’s like […]

  7. The Shire of Chittering seizes the opporunity

    16 May 2018

    Members of the Chittering Cancer Support Group, The Bindoon Retirees and staff from the Shire of Chittering attended the Compassionate Communities Symposium held in Melville in November 2017 and returned to our little community inspired to foster our Compassionate Community. Meantime, a local Community Health Advisory Group (CHAG) was established comprising members of local community […]

  8. South West Compassionate Communities Network is a groundbreaker!

    16 May 2018

    The South West Compassionate Community Network is excited to share that it has been selected as one of eight national GroundBreaker communities who collectively will form the National Compassionate Communities Forum (NCCF). Over the next 18 months, the forum will seek to explore the challenges, successes and viability of the Compassionate Communities approach in Australia. The NCCF will be sharing […]

  9. Country WA Primary Health Network

    16 May 2018

    The WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), through its Country Primary Health Network Great Southern, was selected as a trial site for the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure. This project aims to improve access to: improve coordination and integration of end of life care across primary, secondary, tertiary and community health services to support at […]

  10. Connecting Compassionate Communities PHN Workshop

    16 May 2018

    In support of the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure, Palliative Care Australia hosted this workshop in Canberra, 16 March 2018. It provided an opportunity for the 11 Primary Health Networks (PHN) trial sites to come together and gain a greater understanding about Compassionate Communities and the public health approach to palliative care. Importantly, each […]

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