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PCA calls for palliative care to be made a national health priority

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has called on the Council of Australian Governments to recognise palliative care as a national health priority and for the federal government to appoint a national commissioner, who would address the fragmentation of services and funding. You can read more in The Age, access PCA’s 2018-19 … Read more

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Dying2Learn MOOC 2018

Is death and dying changing in the 21st century? Is how we think about death changing? The Dying2Learn MOOC will challenge you to: • Think about the language we use when we talk about dying • Learn about how and what people die from now • Find out how art, … Read more

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Palliative Care Conversations Journal Club (PCCJC)

This is a brand new initiative of the Eastern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium (EMRPCC). The PCCJC is aimed at providing information, mentoring and guidance to health professionals of any discipline who want to provide quality end of life and palliative care to clients/patients/residents in any setting (aged care, community, … Read more

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Compassionate Communities Hub

This is a bold new project with the sole purpose of building capacity across health and community involved in end of life support. Kicking off in February 2018, The Groundswell Project will work with up to 8 communities of practice for over two years by supporting them with mentoring, tools … Read more

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Seeking nominations for Palliative Care Clinical Network Committees

Safer Care Victoria is inviting clinicians and other interested parties to nominate to become members of two key committees as part of the Palliative Care Clinical Network: • PCCN Governance Group: Provide clinical and strategic governance and oversight of quality and safety initiatives in palliative care. • PCCN INSIGHT (Information … Read more

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

The Victorian Legislative Council passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 this week with amendments by 22 votes to 18. The Bill will now return to the Legislative Assembly for a vote on the amended Bill. Meanwhile in NSW last week, the NSW Legislative Council voted down the NSW Voluntary … Read more

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Changes to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

From 12 March 2018, the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will provide a framework for medical treatment decision making for people who do not have the capacity to make their own decisions. The Act includes some significant changes for health practitioners and for the community. The Act will … Read more

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HIPPOCRATIC Film screening

EMRPCC is pleased to present a special one-time screening of the film HIPPOCRATIC To watch the trailer and to reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here Unlike a traditional movie showing, my Demand Film screening requires that 57 more tickets be reserved in the next 26 … Read more

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Allow Me!

Allow Me! is an app, developed by Palliative Care Australia with the support of nib foundation which assists people to create a community of care around a person at the end of life. Carers and care recipients can list tasks, events and visiting times, provide suggestions of how people can … Read more

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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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