Resources

As the leading voice for our membership, we work vigorously to ensure that every person in NSW will have access to quality care that addresses their physical, psychological and spiritual needs as they approach and reach the end of life.

As a health professional, we aim to equip you with evidence-based resources and connect you with networks, to help you better serve the palliative care community.


Helpful links

World Health Organisation full consensus definition of palliative care (2021)

Remuneration for palliative care services. CareSearch has provided the most current information for health professionals

About Palliative Care. Developed by PCNSW, this is a suite of online learning tools for anyone interested in understanding more about palliative care.

Capacity and consent to medical treatment. An up-to-date fact sheet from ELDAC

Palliative Care Booklet. Information for families and carers who are caring for a person with a life limiting illness or condition

Latest News

PCNSW Welcomes new president: Felicity Burn
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PCNSW Welcomes new president: Felicity Burn

16 November 22

The most recent PCNSW AGM saw the election of ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ to the position of President Elect. We are delighted to welcome Felicity Burns as the new President of Palliative Care NSW. Felicity is the Manager, Palliative Care Operations and Partnerships at HammondCare. Felicity has a nursing background and is passionate about promoting equity of […]

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Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care
aged care

Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care

14 November 22

CareSearch is an online palliative care knowledge portal for health professionals, people needing palliative care and their families, and for the general community. This year, the CareSearch Nurses Hub was reviewed, expanded, and updated. CareSearch parterned with experts this year, specifically with a steering committee of six nurses from aged care, community, acute, and rural […]

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Fantastic news: A pay rise for aged care workers
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Fantastic news: A pay rise for aged care workers

7 November 22

The Fair Work Commission has made an interim decision for an increase to minimum wages of at least 15 per cent for aged care workers in direct care roles on a number of different awards. The Commission has announced a further process to consider timing, possible further increases for these workers, and whether to also […]

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PCNSW Welcomes new president: Felicity Burn
ExecutiveCommittee

PCNSW Welcomes new president: Felicity Burn

16 November 22

The most recent PCNSW AGM saw the election of ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ to the position of President Elect. We are delighted to welcome Felicity Burns as the new President of Palliative Care NSW. Felicity is the Manager, Palliative Care Operations and Partnerships at HammondCare. Felicity has a nursing background and is passionate about promoting equity of […]

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Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care
aged care

Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care

14 November 22

CareSearch is an online palliative care knowledge portal for health professionals, people needing palliative care and their families, and for the general community. This year, the CareSearch Nurses Hub was reviewed, expanded, and updated. CareSearch parterned with experts this year, specifically with a steering committee of six nurses from aged care, community, acute, and rural […]

CONTINUE READING
Fantastic news: A pay rise for aged care workers
aged care workers

Fantastic news: A pay rise for aged care workers

7 November 22

The Fair Work Commission has made an interim decision for an increase to minimum wages of at least 15 per cent for aged care workers in direct care roles on a number of different awards. The Commission has announced a further process to consider timing, possible further increases for these workers, and whether to also […]

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Latest Resources for Health Professionals

Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care
aged care

Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care

14 November 22

CareSearch is an online palliative care knowledge portal for health professionals, people needing palliative care and their families, and for the general community. This year, the CareSearch Nurses Hub was reviewed, expanded, and updated. CareSearch parterned with experts this year, specifically with a steering committee of six nurses from aged care, community, acute, and rural […]

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ELDAC Primary Care Toolkit: steps to provide Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
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ELDAC Primary Care Toolkit: steps to provide Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning

6 October 22

ELDAC has released the ELDAC Primary Care Toolkit which provides an evidenceโ€based resource for people working in primary care to support palliative care and advance care planning The toolkit involves resources around: Clinical Action: Key learnings and actions for delivery of palliative care and advance care planning in primary care. You will find clinical tools […]

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Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW
Palliative Care Health Professional Community

Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW

23 September 22

Let’s engage through our Facebook group: Palliative Caring NSW. This group is exclusive for palliative care health professionals in NSW, to discuss topics relating to palliative care and end-of-life caring. The group is private so only members can see whoโ€™s in the group and what they post. We hope to create a community where members feel […]

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Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care
aged care

Fantastic resource for Nurses providing palliative care

14 November 22

CareSearch is an online palliative care knowledge portal for health professionals, people needing palliative care and their families, and for the general community. This year, the CareSearch Nurses Hub was reviewed, expanded, and updated. CareSearch parterned with experts this year, specifically with a steering committee of six nurses from aged care, community, acute, and rural […]

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ELDAC Primary Care Toolkit: steps to provide Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
advance care planning

ELDAC Primary Care Toolkit: steps to provide Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning

6 October 22

ELDAC has released the ELDAC Primary Care Toolkit which provides an evidenceโ€based resource for people working in primary care to support palliative care and advance care planning The toolkit involves resources around: Clinical Action: Key learnings and actions for delivery of palliative care and advance care planning in primary care. You will find clinical tools […]

CONTINUE READING
Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW
Palliative Care Health Professional Community

Let’s engage through Palliative Caring NSW

23 September 22

Let’s engage through our Facebook group: Palliative Caring NSW. This group is exclusive for palliative care health professionals in NSW, to discuss topics relating to palliative care and end-of-life caring. The group is private so only members can see whoโ€™s in the group and what they post. We hope to create a community where members feel […]

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