National Palliative Care Week 2015 at Alfred Health

How would you choose to live, if you were diagnosed with a life-threatening illness?

What are the most important things in your life? What can’t you live without?

Pal and Carey - #NPCW15 mascots #dyingtotalk

Pal and Carey – #NPCW15 mascots #dyingtotalk

The theme of National Palliative Care Week (24-30th May) this year is “Dying to talk; talking about dying won’t kill you”. In fact, talking about how you want to live and die can be empowering and bring you closer to those who matter most to you. On the other hand, not talking about it can lead to regret – both for you but also for those you leave behind.

As part of National Palliative Care Week, the Palliative Care Service at Alfred Health hosted a public forum on Monday, discussing the topic: “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”, based on a book by Australian palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware.

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FREE Palliative Care Trivia Nights Friday 29 May 2015 for #NPCW15

Palliative Care Australia is hosting a number of FREE trivia nights across Australia during National Palliative Care Week, to raise community awareness of palliative care. Trivia nights will be held on Friday 29th May, 2015, In Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets can be booked for no cost via the Palliative Care Australia website. Prizes are available.

Please consider attending, inviting friends and sharing via social media. Of course, attendees do not need to be affiliated with palliative care – in fact, if they have no knowledge of palliative care, all the better to raise awareness.

Palliverse team members will be at the Melbourne and Perth (and maybe other) trivia nights and we hope to see you there.