National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

National Framework for Advance Care Planning May 2021

  • by Carolyn Frichot
  • June 29, 2021

The Framework builds on the National Framework for Advance Care Directives released in 2011 and
reflects the many changes that have taken place in our landscape over the past 10 years. It has been
developed through extensive consultation with the Australian, state and territory health departments,
health practitioners, universities, peak bodies and community organisations as well as public submissions.

The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

25 May 21

The purpose of this Discussion Paper is to: highlight Palliative Care NSW’s (PCNSW) concern about the confusion surrounding the legal obligation to report deaths to police where a doctor is not immediately available to certify the death of a palliative care patient dying at home; clarify the reporting obligations of health teams (doctors, nurses and […]

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Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

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Dementia Explained

Dementia Explained

24 May 21

Dementia is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the […]

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The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

The extinction of life – Discussion Paper

25 May 21

The purpose of this Discussion Paper is to: highlight Palliative Care NSW’s (PCNSW) concern about the confusion surrounding the legal obligation to report deaths to police where a doctor is not immediately available to certify the death of a palliative care patient dying at home; clarify the reporting obligations of health teams (doctors, nurses and […]

CONTINUE READING
Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

CONTINUE READING
Dementia Explained

Dementia Explained

24 May 21

Dementia is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the […]

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