Most people say that, if they had a terminal illness, they would prefer to be cared for at home and to die there if possible.1
The Core palliative care medicines: Building collaborative partnerships with community pharmacists project aims to support palliative care in the community in South Western Sydney and assist people who wish to die at home through timely access to essential medicines. This minimises suffering associated with emergent end-of-life symptoms.
This project is being delivered between July 2023 and June 2024 by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), supported by funding from the Australian Government through the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) under the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure.
1. Palliative Care Australia. Supporting palliative care patients who choose to die at home. Available from: https://palliativecare.org.au/palliative-matters/supporting-palliative-care-patients-who-choose-to-die-at-home