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Homelessness and palliative care forum

  • by Kate Bowman
  • February 9, 2022

Palliative Care NSW will be hosting forums throughout NSW in 2022 to explore the experiences of homelessness and palliative care, as part of a National Project funded by Palliative Care Australia. We’ll be focusing on the barriers that inhibit, or prevent access to, palliative care by those experiencing homelessness.

We would particularly like representation at the forum from health professionals in the following sectors:

  • Paramedics – working in areas with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing
  • Emergency department clinicians – working in hospitals with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing
  • Palliative care clinicians/nurses/volunteers – working in hospital or community settings with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing
  • Healthcare workers across Greater Sydney region – working in areas with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing

Our first forum will be in Sydney. We also intend to conduct future research that focuses on regional NSW.

Palliative Care and Homelessness Forum
Thursday 24 March 2022
10am – 3pm
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park – 36 College St Sydney
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
RSVP Friday 18th February 2022 Contact megan@palliativecarensw.org.au  or call 0400 890 092.

If you or your organisation have an interest in this field we welcome your input. We are seeking diverse perspectives, so even if you have minimal experience in this sector but have an interest in learning more, or contributing please, get in touch.

Useful links

Parity Vol32 -06, The Last Mile of the Way. Homelessness: Death and dying

Article: Caregiving at the margins

Report: Homelessness, death and dying

Film: Homelessness and palliative care

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