Verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Verification sent. Please check your inbox to verify your address.

Unable to send verification. Please try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Who else, besides the patient, can benefit from palliative care?

    Related Topic
  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • PCA is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of those who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life … View Profile

    The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life not just for patients but also their families and carers. It is a holistic approach that takes into account the physical, emotional, social, and cultural need of patients, families and carers.

    Importantly, palliative care services can also help with bereavement support for families and carers after their loved one has died, for example by referring people to a counsellor or social worker.

    For more information, Palliative Care Australia produces a number of  information brochures for consumers available from our website, including .pdf]Asking questions can help and Now What? Understanding Grief.

    Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all 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.

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions

Ask a health question

Empowering Australians to make better health choices