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6th March 2024

A new edition of our popular Palliative Caring booklet and a new companion booklet called My Palliative Care are now available following the official launch today.

Palliative care, health and research sector representatives, PCWA Board members, and State Government members Hon Margaret Quirk MLA and Hon Pierre Yang MLC attended the event.

These WA-specific resources have been developed by Palliative Care WA through sector consultation and in recognition of the need for two tailored, consumer-centric booklets.

The booklets provide information to support families and carers as they negotiate the often-uncharted waters of caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness, and for individuals on the palliative care journey themselves.

Sections of the Palliative Caring booklet cover a variety of topics to support and guide families and carers through the palliative caring journey. These include hoping for the best and planning for the rest, the role of a carer, what is palliative care, planning and decision-making, caring at home, rural and remote considerations, last days of life and death and bereavement.

My Palliative Care includes similar topics but with an emphasis on helping people make informed decisions that reflect their personal needs and circumstances as they approach this part of their lives. It presents options to consider and references a range of services and supports that might be helpful.

The booklets were reviewed, edited and re-written by members of a panel of palliative care experts, including Tish Morrison from WAPHA, Andrew Allsop from Silverchain, Jenny Monson from Busselton Hospice, Bernadette Nowak from Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service, Sonje Allegretta from Palliative Care WA, and former PCWA CEO Lana Glogowski.

The booklets are free and have been made possible through generous funding via the Greater Choices for at Home Palliative Care, an Australian Government initiative implemented by WA Primary Health Alliance in WA.

To obtain copies of these helpful booklets, please contact Palliative Care WA via or on 1300 551 704. To download a copy of each booklet, see below:

Palliative Caring

My Palliative Care