Ensuring the quality of palliative care in Australia’s prisons

Australia’s prison population is growing and growing older. This is placing an increasing burden on the provision of palliative care in prisons. This brief highlights the significant gap in national data about all elements of palliative care need and provision in prisons, and describes how data collection could be improved through collaboratively designing palliative care data collection strategies, identifying nationally consistent data and health indicators about palliative care in prisons.

Free Webinar: ‘Paediatric Palliative Care: A pathway for success’ - 11 am - 12 pm AEST on Thursday, 26 May 2022

The event will discuss the establishment and development of paediatric palliative care in Australia - the challenges, the successes and the ongoing need to improve paediatric palliative care for all children and families.  Panellists will share their experiences within paediatric palliative care and also showcase the incredible work being done by the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webcast-paediatric-palliative-care-a-pathway-for-success-tickets-324418322937

IAHPC award for Australian hospice

Congratulations to the team at Anam Cara House Colac, a rural hospice located in western Victoria who have just been announced as winners of the International Association for Hospice & Palliative care (IAHPC) 2022 Institutional Recognition Awards – high income country category. See the IAHPC May newsletter for more or visit https://preview.mailerlite.com/g9h1f9q7n8

New Resource for Health Professionals

WA Department of Health has released a new resource for health professionals, staff and organisations who care for people with end-of-life and palliative care needs. The End-of-Life and Palliative Care Education and Training Framework is designed to enhance the delivery of end-of-life and palliative care by empowering users to identify gaps in their knowledge and guide learning. It supports education and training by:

  • guiding the identification of current knowledge, skills and experience
  • clarifying future education and training needs
  • guiding the acquisition and/or development of required education and training.

The Framework is divided into three domains that reflect the core knowledge and skills considered integral to the delivery of high-quality end-of-life and palliative care.

Free Webinar - Multicultural Perspectives on Advance Care Planning

Join a panel of experts from ACPA and MCCI (Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra) to explore the role of health professionals in advance care planning and how to better support people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds through the advance care planning process in a culturally sensitive way.  

WHEN: 1:30-2:30pm (AEST) Thursday 26 May  Register here

Hot Topic Webinar – Advance Care Planning: Is it worth doing?

Advance care planning comes under the microscope in a CPC Hot Topic Webinar at  4:00 - 5:00pm on Wednesday 11th May 2022. Registrations close 9 May. Register

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