The biennial Australian Palliative Care Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this unrivalled personal development opportunity.
The conference will be held in Adelaide from 6 – 8 September 2017, with the theme Connection with Community.
The conference will attract over 800+ decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, those who influence policy and the people involved in the latest research and thinking about palliative care. You will meet clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and others who have a passion for palliative care. You’ll also be mixing with providers of palliative care, volunteers and consumers.
Come join us, we are dying to see you.
|Program Live:||During National Palliative Care Week (21-28 May 2017)|
|Early-bird Close:||Friday 30 June 2017|
An extensive speaking list can be found here. Stay tuned for the Full Program announcement end of May for more speakers.
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|Major Partner||National Palliative Care
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Latest conference updates
The amazing Jean Kittson tells us three things that are important to her. #NPCW17
Goodwin Aged Care Services in Canberra has made an extraordinary effort to ensure residents achieve the best possible care at the end of life.
Acknowledging that many residents want to die comfortable deaths without going to hospital, it piloted a new approach to providing specialist palliative care in-house. #NPCW17
Palliative Care Australia has surveyed more than 1000 people and found that while most people have clear expectations of how they would like to be cared for, few have prepared for it.
The survey found 83 per cent believed it important to put their wishes about end-of-life care in writing, but only 21 per cent had done so. Less than half of those surveyed had a will, only 19 per cent had power of attorney and only 7 per cent had an advance health directive or advance care plan. #NPCW17
Patron of Palliative Care Australia, Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea to launch National Palliative Care Week. #NPCW17
That evening, I started writing Karin’s eulogy. It began: “Four weeks ago, I was sitting with Karin on our sofa, watching a silly, forgettable American TV series. Karin was drinking lemon tea, and under her jumper moved a nameless girl, our little girl.” Tom Malmquist
“I still remember her clearly, she was a lovely lady. I was a second-year nurse and Maisie’s family tracked me down after she died to say thanks for what I had done for her. I didn’t do much, it was only small things, but they made a big difference.” Jenny McKenzie, palliative care nurse. #NPCW17
“We completely understand people might imagine that by considering palliative care hope is dashed. But the reality is palliative care is about ‘living’ and focuses on providing people with emotional and spiritual support, pain relief and comfort care enabling them and their family to be empowered to make the most of time remaining.” Palliative Care SA #NPCW17
During National Palliative Care Week (21-28 May) Palliative Care Australia is celebrating aged care services that go the extra mile to provide exceptional care for people at the end of life. In the lead-up, we asked one of the country’s most loved cooks, Maggie Beer, about the influence she is having in residential aged care through the Maggie Beer Foundation. #NPCW17
Round table talks held in Kempsey on Monday will determine the trajectory of palliative care on the Mid North Coast.
The conversation hopes to uncover gaps in the current palliative care model, prioritise areas that require improvement and suggest solutions to address any shortcomings.
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