End of Life and Palliative Care Advisory Committee seeking members

The WA Health Department’s End of Life Care Program is seeking two people to represent consumer, carer and community perspectives on its End of Life and Palliative Care Advisory Committee.

The Committee is intended to bring together people with different backgrounds to provide advice on policies and services related to palliative care and care at the end of life.

Committee members are expected to:

  • Provide feedback from a consumer or carer perspective on project reports and presentations submitted by the End of Life Care Program and other Committee members.
  • Provide advice to inform how the WA Health consults with other consumers or carers members on this issue.
  • Communicate with people in your networks to access broader consumer and carer views if required by the Committee.
  • Attend about six meetings annually and read the papers beforehand.
  • Work with the End of Life Care Program team to continuously improve and embed consumer and carer voices in all discussions and decisions.

What experience or skills do I need?

They are looking for people with lived experience of the end of life and palliative care journey, either themselves or as a carer, who are:

  • familiar with meeting processes and reading policies
  • able to communicate and engage with different stakeholders including other consumers and carers, clinicians and policymakers
  • able to work in a collaborative way to influence change
  • linked to others with similar experiences through support networks or Community Based Organisations.

What support is offered?

Participation payments are offered in line with established policies. Details are available on request. Training is available through Consumer and Carer affiliated organisations

About the Committee

The Committee consists of approximately 20 people, drawn from health professionals, non-government organisations and academics, who meet about six times a year.  They provide state-wide strategic advice to the End of Life Care program across its responsibilities. The programs key focus areas are:

  • end-of-life and palliative care
  • advance care planning
  • implementation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019

Applications close 16 November 2020

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Click here to complete the online application form.

If you would like to discuss this role or require further information about submitting the form, please contact kim.goodman@health.wa.gov.au or call 9222 2349.

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