The Council on the Ageing (COTA) survey of older people report “Dignity, Respect, Choice: Planning for the final Chapter” calls for reforms to help people prepare for later life, including community and healthcare professional education about palliative care and end-of-life options, and more access to bereavement counsellors. The report: HERE. If you are over 50, COTA is keen to hear from you about life before and during the pandemic before 29 September: HERE.
The Minister for Health’s response to my latest questions about support for palliative care reported additional palliative care nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers and allied health professionals: HERE. The Attorney General’s response to my questions on reform of power of attorney laws to better protect older people referred to national coordination and I will follow up again with further questions: HERE