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Revised Palliative Caring booklet now available

A revised edition of the highly popular Palliative Caring booklet is now available.  Launched at today’s quarterly palliative care forum, Palliative Care WA’s CEO Lana Glogowski said “this latest review has been culmination of nearly a year’s work by a working group drawn from across the sector.  Recognising the usefulness of this resource as a one-stop shop for families and carers of people with a life limiting illness, this has been a major rewrite of the publication.  As well as guiding consumers on all aspects of palliative care, the book is packed with useful links to organisations that can help people in what can be a confusing and distressing time.”

This is a WA specific resource that has been written to support families and carers as they negotiate the often-uncharted waters of caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness.

This booklet is split into sections covering a variety of topics to support and guide people as they care for a loved one.  The topics cover all aspect of the palliative caring journey and include planning and decision-making; the role of a carer; providing care; medicine safety; respite; and death and bereavement.

The booklet also includes useful website links and contacts to other organisations that can provide support to families and carers.

This review has been the most extensive since the booklet’s first release fifteen years ago, using the experience and expertise of members of a working group drawn from across the palliative care sector.

Tish Morrison, Director of Clinical Operations, Palliative Care at Silver Chain said “transitioning to palliative care can be a difficult time for most people and their loved ones.  It is a time when a new team is introduced to your care and there are many new decisions to be made.  This booklet provides a compassionate and comprehensive guide to managing this time”.

Thanks to the generous support of organisations within the sector this publication is free and available as a hard copy booklet or can be downloaded in PDF format from the Palliative Care WA website.

To receive a free copy of the book contact us at info@palliativecarewa.asn.au, telephone us on 1300 551 704 or download an electronic version here.  Note, postage costs may apply for bulk orders.


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