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Read palliative care news and events around Australia. Please note that the links below were current at the time of posting, however links may become obsolete as websites update their content.
The Queensland Health, Communities, Disability Service and Domestic Violence Prevention Committee has released its first reports from its Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying.
This evaluation report describes the assessment and evaluation of the National Palliative Care Projects which are funded under the Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program. The Report outlines key findings and recommendations.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released Part B of their aged care clinical guide. Covering General approaches to aged care the Part B of the guide includes sections on a range of topics including Principles of multimorbidity, Palliative care approach, and Advance care planning.
Speech Pathology Australia has released The Role of the Speech Pathologist in Supporting Informed Choice and Shared Decision Making in Dysphagia’ which reflects its position regarding the role of speech pathologists in supporting informed decision-making with people choosing not to follow dysphagia recommendations. This Position Statement is relevant to speech pathologists working with people of all ages: patients, carers, family members, and legal decision-makers.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care have commissioned Health consult to survey healthcare workers to determine:
The survey is now open and will take 5-10 minutes to complete.
In January 2020 the Australian Government Department of Health released a series of reports exploring the barriers to accessing quality palliative care for people from under-served populations or people with complex needs. Australian Healthcare Associates were engaged by the Department in 2018 to undertake the exploratory analysis including workshops held in major centres across the country. The 10 final reports are now available for download: