This year’s National Palliative Care Week will be held 22-28 May, with the theme being ‘It’s your right’. The theme seeks to raise awareness about the rights of all Australians to access high-quality palliative care when and where they need it.
This is Australia’s largest annual awareness-raising initiative held to increase understanding of the many benefits of palliative care. The event, now in its 27th year, is organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
You can also attend events such as these webinars:
Paediatric Palliative Care: A pathway for success
Health care professionals are invited to the upcoming Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care event from 11am – 12pm (AEST) on Thursday, 26 May 2022.
This event will showcase the work being done by the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project, highlighting its co-design approach to improving paediatric palliative care in Australia.
- Ryan Fowler – together with his wife Karen, founded the charity Rio’s Legacy after losing their son Rio in January 2018. The charity, which has since raised $600,000, was established to assist children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Ryan received the Pride of Australia Award for Service to Children’s Palliative Care Services.
- Sara Fleming – is the chair of Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Paediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee. Sara was recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours for outstanding public service to the development and provision of Paediatric Palliative Care Services.
- Tim Rogers – is the national advocacy manager at Redkite, supporting children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families. He has a background in social work, acute care and crisis work.
- Dr Lisa Cuddeford has over 20 years of experience in paediatric palliative medicine in the UK and Australia. In the UK, Lisa was instrumental in setting up a Community Paediatric Palliative Care Service in Birmingham and was the medical director for Acorns Children’s Hospice. After moving to Australia, Lisa has led the WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service and is delighted to be associated with the development of WA’s first Children’s Hospice.
Hosted by Rachel Callander (TEDx presenter and author of ‘Super Power Baby Project’), the event will be introduced by the co-convenors of the Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group, Senator Catryna Bilyk and the Hon Nola Marino MP.
Palliative care needs of First Nations people
In this webinar, experts working in palliative care and the First Nations sector will learn practical information for health professionals to help us provide person-centred palliative care. The webinar will run from 7.20am-8.30pm on Wednesday, 25 May.