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  1. Staff at Perth’s residential aged care facilities are being supported to identify people needing palliative care.

  2. Western Australian social worker Zoe Mitchell has been recognised for her untiring patient advocacy and commitment to palliative care. She explains some of her end-of-life wishes while answering questions from the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter.

  3. Adult Western Australians are being encouraged to complete an Advance Care Plan, to ensure their wishes in the event of illness or death are known. Less than 10% of Western Australian adults are known to have completed an Advance Care Plan, meaning many families may be left to make difficult decisions in a crisis moment […]

  4. Lorna Hurst explains her 17-year-old son’s decision to decline palliative chemotherapy at a Perth hospital and instead opt for palliative care and four months of creating memories.

  5. PCWA board member Shannon Calvert discovered strength she didn’t realise she had while caring for her mother as she was dying.

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