Palliative Care with ECCV & Palliative Care Victoria
The Culturally Responsive Palliative Care Community Education Project was launched in the Macedonian community on March 24, 2015. The launch was attended by Macedonian community members, community leaders, and representatives from the ECCV, Palliative Care Victoria (PCV), and the Macedonian Community Welfare Association (MCWA). VIP guests were Sir James Gobbo AC CVO KStJ QC, former Governor of Victoria and Patron of PVC, and Ms Beti Korunovska, Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia.
MCWA staff received professional development training to increase their understanding and knowledge of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning. The training included information on how to provide support to clients by linking them to services that allow them to express their preferences for future treatment and care.
“Advanced Care planning is a process for planning for future health and personal care whereby the person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known so they can guide future decision making”.
“Palliative care aims to improve a person’s quality of life and relieve suffering by offering physical, social, cultural, spiritual, emotional and practical support”