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Palliative care

What is palliative care?

Palliative care focusses on people living with an active, progressive, and advanced life-limiting or terminal illness; people who show little or no prospect of cure, […]

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The role of Palliative Care Specialists

Not every person living with a life-limiting illness requires specialist palliative care. For those who do, palliative care professionals can assist for as long as […]

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Palliative care is for living

The primary goal of palliative care is to optimise quality of life. As well as preventing or relieving pain, palliative care embraces a holistic and […]

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Holistic care approach

Palliative care is a holistic approach. It focuses on the whole person, not just the medical condition and its physical symptoms, but also on mental […]

Palliative care

A focus on quality of life

Death is an inevitable part of life. The goal of palliative care is to provide people with a life-limiting or terminal illness the opportunity to […]

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How can you access palliative care?

The National Palliative Care Service Directory https://nsd.palliativecare.org.au/s/search-service lists palliative care services in your local area. You can also obtain palliative care information and services from: […]

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How much does palliative care cost?

In Australia, palliative care services are funded by both Commonwealth and State Governments resulting in little to no cost for palliative care services. Generally services […]

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What types of services does palliative care include?

The goal of palliative care is to address the whole person’s needs (i.e., physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and cultural). It involves support from health care […]

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Who needs palliative care?

Palliative care is provided to people of all ages who suffer from a life-limiting or terminal illness. In some cases, palliative care is considered early […]