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Commonwealth funds end-of-life care projects

Health Minister Greg Hunt this week announced more than $60 million for projects that will help improve quality and access to palliative care. It includes funding to continue work by Palliative Care Australia, PCOC, CareSearch and Advance Care Planning Australia. You can see a full list of the funded projects … Read more

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

– Saturday 14 October The theme for this year is Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind. The day aims to raise awareness and understanding of the needs of people living with a life limiting illness and their families and share the vision of increasing … Read more

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New tool better supporting care of wounds at end of life

Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients. Eastern Palliative Care (EPC) in Victoria has developed the client-centred Wound Assessment Tool for specialist palliative care to increase staff knowledge and practices and better … Read more

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Checklist provides another inspired step forward for palliative care in residential aged care

A simple, easy-to-use checklist for palliative care needs rounds can help improve the quality of life and death for nursing home residents internationally according to an Australian study published in the BMJ. Read moreThe evidence-based checklist was based on data, descriptions and interviews which captured what occurred during monthly palliative … Read more

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Upcoming changes to medical decision making laws

From 12 March 2018, a person can appoint a medical treatment decision maker with authority to make medical treatment decisions. A person will no longer make a medical enduring power of attorney to do this. In March 2018, OPA will have a new edition of Take Control with step-by-step instructions … Read more

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Coalition palliative care commitment

Matthew Guy and Mary Woolridge announced at the weekend that, if elected in 2018, a Liberal Nationals Government would provide an additional $140M to deliver world class palliative care in Victoria. The coalition commitment would fund seven of the nine recommendations set out in PCV’s funding campaign. For full details … Read more

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Palliative Care Victoria campaign for increased palliative care funding

Add you voice to our campaign for better access to palliative care in Victoria Thank you to everyone who has supported our call to the Victorian Government to commit an extra $65 million a year to improve access to palliative care for all Victorians, when and where they need it. … Read more

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New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following a successful first round of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a second round of scholarships. The intent of these scholarships is to offer opportunities to health care staff of any discipline working within the EMR to increase their knowledge and skills in palliative … Read more

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New scholarships to assist aged care workforce to learn about palliative care

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) today announced new scholarships that will cover the costs for aged care workers to attend the Australian Palliative Care Conference in September. PCA CEO, Liz Callaghan said the Continuing Professional Development Scholarships supported by Decision Assist and Palliative Care Australia will give aged care workers who … Read more

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Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) Launches Palliative Care Pathways

EMPHN are launching the palliative care pathways next week, to coincide with National Palliative Care Week, with announcements in the PHN newsletters and social media. You can follow HealthPathways Melbourne on Twitter (@HPMelbourne), and EMPHN and NWMPHN on LinkedIn. I have attached the HPM_Palliative Care Campaign Toolkit_external with articles about … Read more

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