You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.
Dame Cicely Saunders
The Conference theme recognises that broad whole of health and community approaches are needed to support people with a life limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well.
Congratulations to Professor David Kissane on his award today as Companion of the Order of Australia for his exceptional contributions to palliative care and psychiatry both nationally and internationally
Greater access to palliative care provides the best answer – ethically and financially – for improving the way elderly Australians experience life before death as well as death itself.