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    Through the delivery of quality care at end of life for all and to offer compassion and support to the terminally ill, their carers and families.

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    who is palliative care

     

    Palliative Care ACT is the representative voice for palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory. Formed in 1985, we are a non-government community based organisation, a registered charity and a founding member of the national peak body.

     

    About Us

What we do

To deliver our mission we:

promote palliative care in the community

promote palliative care in the community

provide community education in aspects of palliative care

provide community education in aspects of palliative care

advocate for, and promote, provision of best quality palliative care services.

advocate for, and promote, provision of best quality palliative care services.

deliver volunteer palliative services to support patients, carers and their families with care, compassion, respect and dignity

deliver volunteer palliative services to support patients, carers and their families with care, compassion, respect and dignity

support other likeminded organisations through partnerships and collaboration

support other likeminded organisations through partnerships and collaboration

Many of our services are delivered by volunteers, supported by a professional team who train them and coordinate their activities.

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How to help those who are dying

How to help those who are dying

In March 2015, Ruth Terracini wrote a list of practical tips on ways you can help someone who is dying.

A year on from her death in August 2015, her husband reflects.

We all struggle to know what to say or do when a family member or friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and often we are simply left with "Let me know if there is anything I can do."

Practical and emotional supports are essential when someone is facing a terminal illness. For the patient and the carer, whose daily routine is suddenly changed. Groceries can drop off the list, and the lawn could remain unmowed, as more important things are attended to.

But more often than not, a simple message of support can make all the difference.

Your last chance to enter the 'Life in Death' inaugural art competition!

Your last chance to enter the 'Life in Death' inaugural art competition!

Entries will close on Sunday, 14 August for the inaugural art competition and exhibition 'Life in Death'

If you're planning on entering you'd best finalise your artwork and send it through!

Dying to Know Day - 8 August

Dying to Know Day - 8 August

Today is Dying to Know Day, a day where we should open up to our friends and families on the topic of death, and talk about what we would like to happen at the end of our life.

Head over to the Dying to Know Day website where there are a number of online events you can get involved in!

Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities

Yesterday, Palliative Care ACT participated in the monthly tweet chat hosted by Palliverse and Palliative Care Australia on Compassionate Communities.

These chats provide a good opportunity for health care professionals, organisations and even those who are simply interested in palliative care to come together to share ideas and resources on the topic of the month. 

A compassionate community comprises family, neighbours, workplaces or local organisations who gather to support someone who is dying.

Interested in learning more?

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