Flinders University researchers are running a free online course on palliative care and end-of-life issues.
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An Australian research team is currently developing a training toolkit to support staff and caregivers to talk about issues of death and dying with adults with intellectual disability.
An upcoming special TV event will explore strategies for aged care staff, carers and families around knowing when and how to have a conversation about death with the person they care for.
Saturday will see a global call for action on end-of-life care, as advocates say that even in Australia, which is ranked second internationally, half the people who would benefit from services won’t receive them.
The national lobby group, Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice, wants medical professionals who support its cause to sign up, become a member and help lobby parliament for legislative change.
A grass-roots campaign to get the NSW government to better fund palliative care has achieved political bipartisan support and now has the state’s parliamentarians talking.
A new NSW-based campaign, which aims to achieve $50M of palliative funding in the 2012/13 state budget, is gaining a groundswell of support from expected and unlikely places. So far, the campaign’s petition has 26,000 signatures.
The final report from the Senate’s ‘Palliative Care in Australia’ inquiry is out. Inquiry chair, Senator Rachel Siewert, tabled the report yesterday and stressed the humanitarian importance of improving the system.
The AIHW predicts that in just over seven years, the numbers of people with dementia will increase by a third. And, by 2050 – just over 37 years from now – there could be 900,000 people with dementia, nationwide.
The creative advocacy partnership between Palliative Care Australia and Moonshine Movies that led to the creation of the ‘LIFE Before Death’ film project has won a business-arts-health award.
Authors of a recent study published in the MJA have called for a national end-of-life care pathways program to be implemented, after proving that best practice end-of-life care reduces transfers to hospitals.
One third of all Australians believe that even if their family was aware of their end-of-life wishes, they’d ignore them, according to a new survey released this week by Palliative Care Australia.
Two sessions from Palliative Care Australia’s education forum next week will be webcast, free of charge, live from the Great Hall of Parliament House.
Interested individuals and organisations have only 10 days left to provide a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s inquiry into palliative care.