This two day course covers the principles, policy and stands of palliative care. Practice issues include an overview of malignant and non-malignant palliative diseases, symptom management and caring for an imminently dying person.
All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course.
The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) has a state-wide role in palliative care education, with a focus on ensuring education is multidisciplinary and delivered by experts in their field who may be drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria as appropriate. The goals for CPC in regard to palliative care education are to:
- Increase general understanding and skill in palliative care through education and training of the general health workforce
- Develop future leaders in palliative care through programs designed to increase the number of palliative care specialists, and through facilitating opportunities for networking, peer support and leadership development.
Who should apply
The programs are relevant for doctors (including general practitioners), nurses, and allied health professionals who work in a range of care settings including paediatric care, aged care, acute care, community care, palliative care and cancer care.
Academic and teaching team
Professor Peter Hudson
Director, Centre for Palliative Care and Professor (Hon), University of Melbourne and Professor (Hon), Vrije University Brussels
Associate Professor Mark Boughey
Centre for Palliative Care and Director, Palliative Medicine St Vincent's (Melbourne)
Ms Karen Quinn
Co-ordinator Education & Project Officer for Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative, Centre for Palliative Care