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Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2023
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Conference Themes

Conference Themes

23OPCC Theme

'With the end in mind – shaping stronger health systems, delivering quality palliative care’ 

23OPCC will be an action-oriented event that engages national and international delegates around issues that are imperative in the sector today.
Clinical Care

  • Advances in physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care
  • Stories from the front line of care
  • What’s new in pain and symptom management?
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Driving stronger health care systems

  • Doing more with less – managing a shrinking resource pool
  • Health promoting palliative care 
  • Supporting quality improvement in palliative care
  • Name the different sectors and health care systems we want to influence? 

Facing the challenges

  • Palliative care in a ‘living with Covid’ society
  • Preparing for the next pandemic – what did we learn from the recent ones?
  • Palliative care and VAD
  • Flood, fire, and storm - delivering palliative care in a world of climate change 
  • Managing bereavement
    • Delayed grieving
    • Complex bereavement 
  • Workforce retention 
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Health system reform

  • Increasing access to and improving equity in palliative care
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Palliative care through a public health lens

Models of care – implications for the future

  • Identifying models of care that are sustainable, scalable, and collaborative
  • Culturally appropriate models of care
  • Developing and evaluating outcomes
  • Developing effective partnerships

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Quality palliative care for diverse populations, both for consumers and service providers

Populations include:
  • Paediatric
  • Aged care
  • Disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Rural and remote 
  • Homeless
  • Multicultural communities
  • Prisons
  • Hospitals, both public and private

Workforce - the who, what, and how

  • Sustaining the current workforce
  • How do we define work?
  • Building a workforce with breadth, depth, and diversity
  • Building specialist workforces
  • Building and sustaining a volunteer workforce
  • Building a healthy and resilient workforce
  • Training and retaining palliative care nurses

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