A new resource has been launched to guide health professionals and policy makers involved in providing end of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Dementia Australia and Palliative Care Australia have released a joint policy statement calling for improved awareness of the specific end-of-life care needs of people with dementia.
Palliative Care Australia and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are partnering to help raise awareness of the importance of advance care planning among older rural and remote Australians.
Aged care workers are being encouraged to inform themselves and those they care for about end-of-life planning ahead of a national day promoting conversations on death and dying.
Palliative Care Australia has released two new online resources to make it easier for people to record and share their care wishes and preferences at the end of life.
A new online resource has been launched to support aged care workers to deliver evidence-based palliative care to older Australians.
The Department of Health has released new resources to support advance care planning and navigating My Aged Care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) seniors.
Decision Assist is hosting a series of webinars for aged care workers on the fundamentals of advance care planning.
Health and aged care provider Cabrini has launched a new website to support health professionals to have sensitive conversations about advance care planning with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds.
Community care workers are being encouraged to participate in a series of free webinars and online learning modules aimed at building their knowledge of advance care planning and end-of-life care.
The University of Newcastle has been granted half a million dollars from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Cancer Council NSW to investigate adherence to patients’ preferences in end of life care.
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Government support for Advance Care Directives and end-of-life planning is increasing yet, despite the progress, politicians remain reluctant to mention the e-word, says Dying with Dignity campaigner.
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.