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National Palliative Care Week 2021

Sunday 23rd May - Saturday 29th May National Palliative Care Week is an awareness week organised by Palliative Care Australia. It is held in May each year and its aim is to raise awareness and understanding for palliative care in the Australian community. A number of local and national events are held during National Palliative [...]

By |2021-03-25T14:10:19+10:00March 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Palli8 ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care

Palliative care must become an essential component of aged care in Australia if we are to ensure that the needs of older Australians are met. Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) new Palli8 plan proposes eight key recommendations to improve palliative care in Aged Care, with calls for much-needed funding to fully implement the National Palliative Care [...]

By |2020-09-28T13:11:48+10:00September 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Determining the Best Place to Die for Patients With Cancer

Studies have shown a disconnect between where patients say they want to die and where they actually die. According to research from Stanford School of Medicine, although an overwhelming majority of Americans—about 80%—would prefer to die at home, just 20% do. In fact, 60% die in acute care hospitals, and 20% die in nursing homes. [...]

By |2020-07-14T12:46:18+10:00July 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

CALLS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE REFORM IN POST COVID-19 WORLD

A new report released today has called for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia, calling for an additional annual investment of $365 million to bring the system up to speed in a post COVID-19 world. The report is also calling for a national agreement on palliative care between the Commonwealth and the [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:29:37+10:00May 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Webinar Event – National Palliative Care Week

Are you depressed? The challenging issues of assessment and management of depression at the end-of-life. PCNSW is fortunate to have Dr Wei Lee join us for a discussion about depression at end-of-life. We will be hosting a live webinar event: Friday 29th May 11am - 11.30am Register in advance for this webinar at the link [...]

By |2020-05-21T15:24:22+10:00May 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19

The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations. The Code creates a nationally consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Code, a suggestion of COTA Australia, was finalised after public [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:23:41+10:00May 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Advance care planning is an important part of COVID-19 healthcare planning

ACPA COVID-19 healthcare planning Advance care planning is an important part of Australia’s COVID-19 healthcare planning. The Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza 2019 cites the importance of Advance Care Directives as part of a coordinated response. However, current research demonstrates that only 25% of older Australians aged 65+ years have documented their preferences in an [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:22:17+10:00April 14th, 2020|News|1 Comment

Royal Commission into Aged Care – Deadline extended

Deadline for aged care submissions extended to 30 June 2020. The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020. Last week the Commissioners suspended all hearings, workshops and group consultations of the Royal Commission for the time being, subject to [...]

By |2020-03-26T09:48:28+10:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Support rural nursing in honour of Coral Marks

Opportunity to contribute to a travel grant fund to support rural nursing attendance at the 2020 Palliative Care NSW conference in honour of Coral Marks Coral Marks has been a palliative care champion and leader across regional and rural NSW and Victoria for over 30 years. Throughout this time, she was a staunch advocate and [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:24:43+10:00February 19th, 2020|News|1 Comment
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