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Palliative Care NSW – Notice of AGM and Election

The Management Committee of Palliative Care New South Wales (PCNSW) is inviting nominations from PCNSW members who are willing to contribute to the governance of PCNSW and its work, to ensure that all people with a life limiting illness and their families are supported to live, die and grieve well. The Management Committee is seeking [...]

By |2020-09-25T14:01:39+10:00September 25th, 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

Have your say with Carers NSW

Are you a carer? Every two years Carers NSW undertakes a survey to ask carers about their experiences and find out what supports they need. This year for the first time the survey is going national. The data gathered in this research will help to advocate for carers, influence policymakers, and plan for service delivery [...]

By |2020-06-24T12:14:46+10:00June 24th, 2020|Carer Hub, News|0 Comments

Abstracts now open for the PCNSW Conference 2021

Palliative Care NSW's beloved biennial state conference was scheduled for November this year but just like everything else has had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic. New dates for the conference are 4 - 7 March 2021 and registrations are open now. The Scientific Committee warmly invites everyone who either works in or has an [...]

By |2020-06-12T11:34:20+10:00June 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Delirium and Palliative Care: The good news interview

As many of you will know, at this time of year we are all usually catching up at the PCNSW Professional Education Day, to learn, network and reconnect with colleagues. Unfortunately this year we are unable to connect in person, but we have been able to move our platform for learning into a virtual space. [...]

By |2020-05-28T12:57:04+10:00May 28th, 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

National Palliative Care Week 2020 Resources

In 2020, National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) will be held from Sunday 24 May – Saturday 30 May, with the theme “Palliative Care… It’s more than you think”. Palliative care can help people with life-limiting illnesses to live as well as possible, for as long as possible – supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. [...]

By |2020-04-30T16:31:20+10:00April 30th, 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
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