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PCV Life Membership Call for Nominations

The PCV Board invites nominations for the award of PCV Life Membership in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to palliative care and the palliative approach in Victoria. Information about the selection criteria and nomination process is available here. Nominations close at 5.00 pm on Friday, 31st August 2018.

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PCOC Annual Report

This 2017 PCOC report highlights key achievements of the program and participating palliative care services and is available here.

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New dementia resource

Dementia Australia has launched a new resource that provides dementia-specific information to help support people living with dementia who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), their care partners, family and friends.  You can access the guide and other LGBTI dementia resources here.

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PCA & its Members a United Voice in Canberra

This week, the CEOs of PCA and its state and territory member organisations, held worthwhile meetings in Canberra seeking increased support for palliative care with the Minister for Health, Hon. Greg Hunt, the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Hon. Ken Wyatt, Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the … Read more

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15th June

In many parts of the world elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. It is a global social issue which affects the health, well-being, independence and human rights of millions of older people around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of all in the community. Further … Read more

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EPC biography volunteers win award

Congratulations to the EPC biography volunteers (all 94 of them) and the four staff who support them on winning the Minister for Health Volunteering Award in the category ‘Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer: Improving the patient experience’.  This is a great tribute to the generous contributions of these volunteers who … Read more

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Death and dying 101 – calls made for end of life education to be included in curriculum

Students across Queensland could soon be learning about death and dying in the classroom if action is taken following new calls from the state’s peak medical and palliative care organisations. [Read more]

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National Palliative Care Week 20-25 May

Holistic approach to palliative care required for consumers and carers Palliative Care Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia and Carers Australia released the Consensus Statement: Carer and Consumer Engagement in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care today at the National Palliative Care Week Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra. Palliative Care Australia CEO, Liz Callaghan … Read more

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One thousand biographies celebrated at EPC

Congratulations to EPC and its 94 trained volunteer biographers, who celebrated the completion of one thousand biographies since this pioneering program began in 2006 at a luncheon held this week. You can read more about the program here.

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Desirable funding model for palliative care

Professor Stephen Duckett argues that palliative care services are cost effective but that government funding arrangements do not reflect this, often encouraging hospital over home death, and inhibiting access.  He includes a summary of his suggested potential new directions and approaches for palliative care. Access the full Palliative Matters article.

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