National Palliative Care Week
The theme of this year’s National Palliative Care Week (23 – 29 May); ‘Palliative Care It’s more than you think.’, seeks to raise awareness about the many benefits of quality palliative care. Palliative care is care that helps people (from babies to older adults) live their life as well as possible for as long as possible, when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The theme seeks to broaden the community’s perceptions, understanding and appreciation of palliative care, demonstrating its role in supporting the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of people living with a life-limiting illness, their families and their care team.
National Palliative Care Week also presents an opportunity to highlight the work of not only hundreds of palliative care specialists and palliative care nurses, but also the support provided by general practitioners, volunteers, allied health professionals, community workers and everyone who works within the palliative care sphere.
The GRPCC has partnered with local libraries across Gippsland to raise awareness and provide the public with resources and information. Be sure to visit your local library to check out the displays.
For more information about National Palliative Care Week (23 – 29 May 2021) visit: palliativecare.org.au/national-palliative-care-week-2021