A wide-ranging new textbook on palliative care is a valuable resource for the aged care sector, an expert says.
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The nation’s peak palliative care body is reviewing its position on euthanasia and physician-assisted dying after it became legal in Victoria, and has released two key reports on assisted dying around the world.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
Sydney North Primary Health Network will report to a national PHN meeting in September about its major project now underway with HammondCare to provide quality end-of-life education and training for staff working in residential aged care.
ELECTION: Uncapping the supply of aged care places, recognising end-of-life care as a priority and finalising a sector workforce strategy are among the commitments stakeholders are seeking from the major parties.
Sector welcomes new minister Christian Porter but says the momentum on reforms cannot be lost and key measures are required to provide certainty for providers and consumers.
Australian Ageing Agenda’s round-up of reaction to the Federal Budget 2014-15 from aged care providers, consumer groups, policy experts and other aged care stakeholders.
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.
With a third of residents in aged care dying each year, palliative care is clearly core business. So why isn’t it done better? AAA investigates the state of palliative care in residential aged care and the barriers to improving standards.
The vast majority of Australian adults support reform of voluntary euthanasia laws and the issue is a vote change, according to a new poll
The leading advocate for Australia’s $600 billion property industry and the peak body for the retirement village industry are seeking to form a new, more powerful peak body.
The Senate inquiry into palliative care is well underway, with evidence about what is right and wrong in the current system now being presented at public hearings around the country.
Like it or not, the link between palliative care and voluntary euthanasia is undeniable, a â€˜pro-choice’ advocate says.