National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care WeekNational Palliative Care Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 23 May – Saturday 29 May, with the theme “Palliative Care It’s more than you think.”, which seeks to raise awareness about the many benefits of quality palliative care. One of the great myths about palliative care is that it is only a synonym for end-of-life care. It is so much more than that.

What is Palliative Care – Palliative Care Australia Live Webcast

What do Australians know and understand about palliative care, and does community understanding about palliative care and its benefits, present a barrier to accessing timely care?

Palliative Care Australia together with our two Parliamentary Friends Co-Convenors, the Hon Nola Marino MP and Senator Catryna Bilyk, are delighted to extend an invitation to you to join our next Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care event to be held during National Palliative Care Week 2021.

Join our host, ABC presenter Di Darmody as we explore these issues, discuss the key findings from the latest survey examining Australians’ attitudes and awareness of palliative care, and reveal our innovative national education campaign – Palliative Care It’s more than you think. which has been created to challenge perceptions and engage the community in a conversation about the benefits of palliative care. More information about this event, including speakers, can be found here.

This event is open to the public and we hope you will be able to attend. Register to attend now

What is palliative care?
Palliative care helps people living with a life-limiting illness to live as well as they can by managing pain and symptoms to ensure their quality of life is maintained. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms that may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.

Learn more and download a copy of  Palliative Care Australia’s brochure, “What is palliative care?” here.

Frequently Asked Questions
There are a lot of common misconceptions about palliative care. Answers to some of the more frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQs here.

Palliative Matters
Palliative care is more than just care provided at the end of life. It gives people the chance to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. One in three Australians have had a family member receive palliative care, many in the community have inspiring and informative stories to share about living, dying and palliative care. Palliative Matters is a regular series published on the Palliative Care Australia website that helps tell their stories.


National Palliative Care Week


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