Palliative & Supportive Care
Lung Foundation Australia recognises Palliative and Supportive Care as a fundamental stage of care in living with Chronic Lung Diseases. Palliative and Supportive Care allows people with Lung Diseases to enhance their quality of life in a way that is meaningful to them. It also supports families and carers in their adjustments to some of the lifestyle changes they may have to face.
The Lung Foundation supports a number of Palliative and Supportive Care focused organisations whom have produced a range of helpful and informative resources. Please click the link below to view available resources for health professionals, patients and carers.
Palliative Care Australia
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the peak national organisation representing the interests of all those who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life. PCA works to raise awareness of palliative and end of life care, improve the understanding and availability of services across Australia, and encourage discussion to support improved knowledge networks.
CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network
CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network is an extensive online resource of palliative care information and evidence. CareSearch is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, and supported by Flinders University and Health Insite. All materials included in this website are reviewed for quality and relevance.
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Carers Australia is the peak national body representing Australia’s carers. They take a leadership role and respond to carers’ needs and those of the people they care for, being mindful of their financial challenges and in many cases, lack of social inclusion. Carers Australia advocates on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. They work collaboratively with partners and their member organisations, the state and territory carers associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.
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LifeCircle Australia Limited
LifeCircle Australia’s vision is ‘Australians living and dying well’. LifeCircle supports those caring for, and those facing life threatening illness and end of life by sharing knowledge, information and experience to support a ‘good end of life’ for all involved. LifeCircle helps build resilience and capacity to care within communities and support people to live well right to the end. LifeCircle offers one to one mentoring for those caring for someone at end of life, telephone counselling for those affected by serious illness and at end of life, and community events that help people to plan for the later years. Their dedicated staff and experienced, trained volunteers help thousands of Australians every year.
For more information about Lifecircle and the work they do visit their website http://www.lifecircle.org.au