National Palliative Care Week in Australia

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Palliative care is an issue that will affect all of us at some point in our lives, whether as a patient, carer, family member, neighbour or friend. However, latest survey data from Palliative Care Australia shows that Australians are not talking about end of life care.

For this reason, Palliative Care Australia is calling 2013 the year to make palliative care everyone’s business. According to Palliative Care Australia: “To ensure that we all have quality care at the end of life, and are able to live and die well, we all need to take responsibility for making this happen.”

During the week, Palliative Care Australia will be reminding everyone in communities across the country about the importance of palliative care and asking them to think about how they can make it their own business.

Organizations and individuals can get involved in a number of ways:

  • attend a National Palliative Care Week event, or organise your own
  • to have yours added to this list, please contact Palliative Care Australia
  • order resources, posters and promotional items completely free of charge
  • post a tribute to a loved one who has died on our MyTribute website and share this with your family and friends
  • ‘like’ the Palliative Care Australia Facebook page
  • use the National Palliative Care Week Logo on your website or documents
  • download the National Palliative Care Week 2013 communication toolkit 
  • share our community service announcement available on Palliative Care Australia’s website.

All resources can be downloaded from the Palliative Care Australia website.

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