Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - thank you!

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - thank you!

On Saturday 14 October 2017 Palliative Care ACT will hold its Annual Fundraising Dinner for 2017.  The event will be held at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Phillip.

Join us for a night of great food, live music and auctions and help us raise much needed funds to support those with life limiting illnesses in the ACT and surrounding coummunities. Festivities start at 6:30pm for 7:00pm.

The theme is Black and White.  

Tickets are $75 for a delicious three course meal and a selection of wines on every table. Tickets available here. Please feel free to invite your family and friends and make a table of 10!

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

Palliative Care ACT Annual General Meeting - 6:00pm Thursday 23 November.

You are invited to the 2017 Annual General Meeting (note that only financial members are able to vote at the meeting).

The AGM will commence at 6:00pm on Thursday 23 November. It will be at PCACT's offices in the Tom Elvin Centre, 5 Flemington Rd, Lyneham. Due to the light rail construction works, the entrance to the site is via a temporary road on Flemington Rd, directly opposite the entrance to EPIC.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries including if would like a copy of the Board Member Nomination Form and Board Skills Matrix.

Demystifying palliative care - series in The Conversation

Demystifying palliative care - series in The Conversation

The Conversation website is running a series of articles on demystifying palliative care. The articles are written by various academics around Australia.

What is palliative care: a patient's journey through the system - see here

Palliative care for children often involves treating the whole family - see here

Looking after a dying loved one at home - what you need to know - see here.  

It's not all about death: conversations with patients in palliative care - see here.

Five common myths about palliative care and what the science really says - see here.

Tale control over the end of your life: what you need to know about advance care directives - see here.

Research into End of Life Care in the ACT

Research into End of Life Care in the ACT

Palliative Care ACT and ACT Health have recently completed a piece of research into how best to support people at end of life, and their carers, to live and die well in the place of their choosing. The research's findings include that carer fatigue, the patient's rapid deteriaoration and carers/families not knowing the patient's preferences are key reason many people do not die in the place of their choosing.

Support that would be most valued by patients, families and carers include information on available services, a 24/7 helpline for advice or to organise support and information about the death and dying process.

Barriers to people receiving the care they and their carers wish for include, on the one hand, a lack of understanding of palliative care among medical professionals and, on the other, an unwillingness on the part of medical professionals to discuss terminal or end-of-life treatment.

The full report is available here.

PCACT has incorporated the findings of the research into its 2017-20 Strategic Plan, which you can find on the Governance page of this website, here.

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