Palliative care isn’t what you think it is

3 May 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Palliative care isn’t what you think it is|

A new statewide campaign by Palliative Care Tasmania is challenging perceptions around palliative care.

The multimedia campaign, ‘Palliative Care: it’s more than you think’, urges Tasmanians to not view palliative care as a last resort.

The campaign deliberately excludes imagery of hospital beds, tubes or doctors’ appointments and instead focusses on the possibilities palliative care can provide, with scenes of people continuing to enjoy the activities they love.

Palliative Care Tasmania CEO Venéy Hiller said the campaign would help Tasmanians to better understand palliative care.

“At its heart, it is a clear and simple message – the campaign is aimed at informing, empowering and encouraging Tasmanians living with a life-limiting illness to engage with their health care professionals early in their diagnosis,” she said.

“Palliative care really is more than you think. It’s for anyone of any age – from babies to older adults – who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

“All palliative care is about quality of life and helping people to live as well as possible for as long as possible regardless of their postcode, diagnosis, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status or place of care.”

As part of the initiative, a suite of resources has been created to help people have those challenging but important conversations about end of life.

To find out more and to access helpful resources visit

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