CareSearch has launched a national campaign designed to increase community awareness of palliative care as well as highlighting a host of free resources and information anyone can access.
The Part of Life campaign encourages all Australians to learn, care, and plan for death and dying.
The campaign launch follows significant work by CareSearch and its partners to assist health professionals and community members with access to quality information.
'Death and dying will affect all of us. It’s a part of life. And that means everyone has a role to play in palliative care,' CareSearch Director Professor Jennifer Tieman said.
'CareSearch provides evidence, information, and practical palliative care resources for everyone involved in providing care or supporting people at the end of life.'
Under the National Palliative Care Strategy, six guiding principles have been identified as fundamental to ensure that all people experience the palliative care they need.
The CareSearch Part of Life campaign therefore highlights six important elements of palliative care, including that palliative care is person-centred care; that care is accessible; and that everyone has a role.
'What we are hoping to achieve through this campaign is two-fold; we want to further support health professionals through easy access to quality information and we also want to lift community literacy as a way to encourage advance planning,' Professor Tieman said.
To explore the Part of Life campaign, please visit www.caresearch.com.au/partoflife.
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