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Pushing for better end of life care for people with dementia

Dementia Australia is calling on the Government of Victoria (in collaboration with the Commonwealth Government) to systematise and customise palliative and end of life care for people with dementia in a discussion paper released 30 October, at an event hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Dementia. Maree McCabe CEO Dementia Australia said in the end of [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:01:59+11:00November 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Cancer nurses – Save the date for the next annual congress

The Cancer Nurses Society of Australia will be holding its 23rd Annual Congress next year at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme is 'Precision Care Everywhere'. The program commences on Thursday 18 June 2020 with a series of pre-congress symposia followed by a two-day congress program featuring plenary and concurrent sessions. The congress [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:12:06+11:00October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The future of the social organisation of end of life care

Urgent questions are raised by the major challenges of our “ageing” societies’ organisation of care: frailty, dementia, social isolation, families’ decreasing capacity to care, care migration, disappearance of social infrastructure in rural regions, digitalization, and controversial political and social-ethical orientations: • How can we ensure social participation in all phases of life, especially by marginalised [...]

By |2019-09-12T14:09:51+11:00September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dying To Know Day – August 8

Dying To Know Day is designed to encourage communities to become more death literate. But what does being 'death literate' mean exactly? WHAT IS DEATH LITERACY? It’s the practical know-how needed to plan well for end of life. This includes knowledge, skills, and being able to take action. Getting involved in end of life care [...]

By |2019-08-05T13:29:59+11:00August 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Best practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Care

Under the theme – Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future – NAIDOC Week 2019 will be held nationally from Sunday 7 July and continue through to Sunday 14 July. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are under-represented in palliative and end-of-life services. Quality care at end of life can only be achieved [...]

By |2019-07-09T12:03:41+11:00July 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 Art Competition – ‘To infinity and beyond’

Palliative Care Australia’s online art competition is back again in 2019, with this year’s competition including a physical exhibition at the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC) in Perth between 10 – 13 September. This year’s theme is “To Infinity & Beyond”. This theme encourages artists to consider beyond the limitations that are often placed [...]

By |2019-06-25T11:12:33+11:00June 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Please welcome our new Volunteer Support Services Program Manager

I am honoured and excited to be joining the team at PCNSW as Program Manager, Volunteer Support Services. I have just landed at my new desk today after attending the 2019 NSW Palliative Care Volunteer Conference last week. I am glad that I was able to meet with some of the dedicated volunteers and volunteer [...]

By |2019-06-25T11:56:20+11:00June 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New palliative care facility opens in Orange

Orange's long-awaited palliative care facility began a 12-month trial on Monday. The four-bed service is available to Orange Health Service patients and will be provided at Uniting's Parkwood facility in Prince Street.   A Western NSW Local Health District spokeswoman said the level of clinical care would be the same as patients received at the hospital. [...]

By |2019-03-28T15:46:20+11:00March 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Join PCNSW now and receive $200 off Oceanic Palliative Care Conference rego

Palliative Care Australia is hosting the 2019 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth from 10 - 13 September in Perth. Good news - members of Palliative Care NSW are being offered an exclusive discount of $200 off the cost of registration. If you are not currently a member, or you need to renew your membership [...]

By |2019-03-25T12:11:48+11:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework

The NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework: 2019-2024 has been released and is available from the NSW Health website. Click here to access it. The Framework has been designed for use by the whole NSW health system with the aim of working together to provide accessible, high quality end of life and [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:57:14+11:00March 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments