Palliative Care Australia

In alignment with the World Health Organisation definition, Palliative Care Australia defines palliative care in the contemporary Australian context as:

Palliative care is person and family-centred care provided for a person with an active, progressive, advanced disease, who has little or no prospect of cure and who is expected to die, and for whom primary treatment goal is to optimise the quality of life.

http://palliativecare.org.au/standards

Making an Advanced Care Directive

The purpose of this booklet is to provide information to help people understand and complete an Advanced Care Directive in NSW. The booklet outlines some key questions that people face when discussing Advanced Care Directives.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/patients/acp/Publications/acd-form-info-book.pdf

Dying to Know The Groundswell Project

Dying to Know Day is held in Australia each year on 8 August. It is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

https://www.thegroundswellproject.com/dyingtoknowday

Palliative Care NSW

Palliative Care NSW is the peak body and leading voice in NSW promoting quality palliative care for all. Palliative care addresses physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs for people with a life-limiting or terminal illness, so they can live their life as fully and comfortably as possible. Includes resources for families, carers and patients.

https://palliativecarensw.org.au/ 

Supportive Care - Into the Dreaming

A Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through “Sorry Business”.

This resource has been developed to provide culturally sensitive, respectful, responsive and appropriate methods of communication when dealing with health care and Sorry Business with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The work of our Palliative Care Services around our district is to enable patients, families and community to maintain dignity, comfort and maximise the quality of life for all affected by life threatening illness.

http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/Aboriginal-Health/Pages/Supportive-Care-Into-the-Dreaming.aspx