Meeting the needs of the dying

Last week the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution which calls on all member states to make palliative care an integral part of their health system. Clearly buoyed by the news, Palliative Care Australia CEO, Yvonne Luxford (pictured) talks to 6minutes about the significance of this move.

Why is this such a big deal when Australia is considered a world leader?

Because we still are unable to meet the palliative care needs of 50-70% of those who need it. This is despite evidence that palliative care can be implemented at relatively low