The Paediatric Palliative Care National Action PlanThe Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan
The Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan (the Plan) is a roadmap for a national approach to prioritise and work towards common goals and objectives for paediatric palliative care. This is to ensure that children with life limiting conditions and their families are supported and receive the information and care they need.
The Plan was prepared by PCA with funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.
In acknowledging the sheer diversity of issues and concerns that are often part of the journey for children and young people with a life-limiting condition and their families, the Plan aims to promote direct and positive outcomes.
Implementation of the recommended actions of this Plan is a decision for each jurisdiction. Effective implementation will require active partnerships across governments, service providers, researchers, peak organisations, and diverse consumer groups.
The rigorous research base and broad consultation process has ensured that this Plan forms a valuable addition to the existing body of knowledge about paediatric palliative care in Australia.
The voices of consumers being so uniquely weaved through the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan is what makes this plan so different.