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Palliative care helps people live as fully and as comfortably as possible with a life-limiting illness. Palliative care is for people of any age. It can be provided in a home, a hospital, a hospice, or an aged care (nursing) home.

Provide online access to evidence on palliative care.

A national specialist palliative care and advance care planning advisory service, comprising a comprehensive website and a telephone advisory service. These resources will equip care providers with skills and information to help older Australians receive high-quality end of life care.

A national peak body for palliative care, improving access to, and promoting the need for, palliative care.

Provide advocacy, representation, and professional development opportunities for members, championing the delivery of high quality, evidence-based palliative care, building capacity within the palliative care nursing workforce, and supporting members to work to the outer limits of their scope of practice.

A peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families, and those with an interest in palliative care in Queensland.

Facilitate professional development and support for its members, promoting the practice of Palliative Medicine and advocating for those who work in the field of palliative medicine, whilst providing a variety of continuous professional development activities to support and educate medical practitioners working in, or with an interest in, palliative medicine.

02 September 2020