All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course.
Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects
This one day course covers a parent's reflection, understanding of attachment theory and experiences of loss and love, spirituality and children, sibling support, grief and loss experience and importance and impact of paediatric care on self and development of personal and team strategies for self-care.
This one day course covers bioethical principles, children as decision-makers, parents as decision-makers, talking with children about illness and death, discussing end-of-life decision-making.
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
Dr Jenny Hynson
Medical Director, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne)