The theme Palliative Care: It’s more than you think is intended to debunk the myth about palliative being only a synonym for end-of-life care, when it is so much more than that.
The AMA is a strong advocate for equity of access across Australia to appropriate palliative care. Advance care planning, respite care, bereavement support, supporting carers and other relevant services are all crucial to end-of-life care.
Palliative Care Australia encourages events or promotion on this theme. More information and resources are available on their website [link].
They will also be hosting a live, public webcast: Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care live webcast [ webcast link] on Wednesday 26 May – 12pm midday AEST, to discuss key findings from their survey Australians’ attitudes and awareness of palliative care. This will be hosted by ABC presenter Di Darmody.