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Palliative care and homelessness: A summative report

In partnership with the Council of Capital Cities Lord Mayors, Palliative Care Australia supported each of the state and territory palliative care peak bodies to host a forum in their respective capital cities to harness information on barriers and enablers, identify any consistencies in these, and look for localised solutions. A summative report of those forums was produced.

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

2024 National Carer Survey

State and Territory Carers organisations are asking carers to complete the National Carer Survey. Conducted every two years, this survey offers a platform for carers across Australia to share their experiences and perspectives. Carers are people who look after someone (or help to look after someone) who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, dementia, terminal or serious illness, or who needs care due to ageing? The survey will help carer organisations to understand and address the needs of the diverse carer community.  

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Palliative Care Education Directory (PaCE) app now available

The PaCE web app is a palliative care education resource directory enabling educators and health and aged care providers to find the right learning resources. The app was developed by QUT’s Palliative Care Education & Training Collaborative and includes over 200 National Palliative Care Project education resources. To help the project team improve on the app, you are invited to use it and then provide feedback via this short survey.

Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Survey of the Australian palliative care workforce across aged care and health settings

Palliative Care Australia would like to hear from the workforce providing palliative care in any setting. This includes volunteers. A short survey (10 mins) will ask you questions about your role, workforce pressures and your occupational wellbeing, demand for services, the National Palliative Care Standards, after-hours care, VAD, and palliative care in the aged and primary care sectors. For more information and to access the survey go here.

Monday, 3 June 2024

Nominations for the Stronger Medicare Awards

You have until 30 June to nominate an individual or team that works in or alongside the primary healthcare sector. The awards recognise individuals and practices that give excellent care, embrace change and improve the health of their community.  What a great chance to recognise the individuals and teams in primary healthcare that support palliative care patients and care for those who are ageing, caring, dying and grieving. Visit the Stronger Medicare Awards website for nomination requirements.  Nominations close 30 June 2024.

Thursday, 30 May 2024

New National Palliative Care measures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the National palliative care measures—a new set of care measures which will allow an assessment of the current state of the systems and provide a tool for sector improvements. These measures are designed to support the National Palliative Care Strategy by tracking if ‘people affected by life-limiting illnesses get the care they need to live well.’

AIHW has also released its report on Palliative care and health service use for people with life-limiting conditions. This is the first national study to examine palliative health service use across multiple settings (hospital and community) and by patient characteristics (sociodemographic and diagnosis) for a population receiving specialist palliative care and a population in need of palliative care.

Thursday, 23 May 2024

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