Palliative Care Australia

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual - World Health Organization

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Training to support carers of palliative care patients

Two one day workshops will be held in South Australia in coming weeks. Find out more on the Events tab or click: Read More.

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Joseph's Story

Joseph Stewart loves music, people and nothing better than bouncing over the rough edges of his family property in Ballarat in his wheelchair. Like most seven year olds he is curious about the world around him and eager to explore it. This film tells his and his family’s story of working with palliative care teams who […]



Bassam's story

Bassam shares his story about being diagnosed with terminal cancer and his experience with palliative care. After being told the cancer was incurable, Bassam tried different medical trials to ease his pain and discomfort with no luck. Bassam chose to access palliative care to manage his emotional and physical needs. His pain eased and he […]


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Guide to a Social Media Afterlife

Bank accounts, insurance accounts and social media accounts all need to be taken care of when someone dies. Find out here about how to manage your social media accounts with PCA’s Guide to a Social Media Afterlife.

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Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is calling for national cooperation between governments to better meet Australian’s wishes for care at the end of their lives, according to the Pre-Budget Submission.

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