Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA) is expanding its connection with Aboriginal communities. Click on the link below to find out how.
Palliative Care SA organises and is involved in a number of events throughout the year.
As the peak body of Palliative Care in South Australia we’re always keen to promote training opportunities and community events. Please contact us to share your project.
If you wish to volunteer for Palliative Care South Australia, in a non-clinical setting, please contact PCSA to discuss opportunities.
To volunteer directly in the delivery of palliative care services in a hospital setting or the community please contact the appropriate service below.
Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services
Volunteer Services Coordinator: 08 8222 6825
Mary Potter Hospice
Hospice Volunteer Team Coordinator: 08 8239 9121
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Service
Volunteer Services Manager: (08) 8161 2348
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Southern Adelaide Palliative Services
Manager Volunteer Services: 08 8404 2058
There may be volunteering opportunities outside the metropolitan area.
Please contact your local health network, palliative care service or hospital for details.
You can locate your nearest service here.
Workshops and Forums
Courageous Conversations focuses upon how individuals and families can start to talk to each other about death and dying.
What are people’s hopes and fears? How can they plan differently? What are their wishes in relation to dying well and how do people open up those discussions so that those wishes are known and respected?
Courageous Conversations will explore the whole person and their spiritual, cultural, emotional and relational expectations. The program will also touch on Advance Care Directives, estate planning and choices about funerals.
It concludes with a focus upon grief and bereavement and allowing this phase of the palliative care cycle to be worked through.
Dying to talk
Palliative Care Australia has developed a discussion starter called Dying to Talk and has developed a website relating to this program.
Most recently, Palliative Care Australia has adapted this program to include “What Matters Most” as a resource for Aged Care settings. There are a series of cards that help to open up the conversations about death and dying.
Palliative Care South Australia supports the Dying to Talk and What Matters Most resources and is willing to assist groups in running this program.
What’s new in Palliative Care
PCSA aims to keep abreast of the latest events, articles, developments and research in Palliative Care.
Our facebook page and e-newsletter will keep putting this information in front of you.
Please sign up here to the PCSA newsletter in order to be kept informed.
For sponsorship opportunities with Palliative Care South Australia please click on the link below.