Professional Development in Paediatric Palliative Care

Course type Study level Entry requirements
Non-Accredited Professional Development Health Care Professional

Two courses available for health professionals:

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.

Ethics
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 above short course also forms part of our award courses. Please see Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care or Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care for further details.

All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course.

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Course fees

  • Paediatric Palliative Care will not be offered in 2019
  • The fees include course materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course
  • Note: Programs will only run if a minimum number of participants is achieved. Priority for place is given to award students
  • Spaces are strictly limited.

Dates & Times

This course is not offered in 2019

Study mode

Face-to-face intensive delivery over 1 day.

Venue

Graduate House
220 Leicester St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

Background

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
  • Melissa Heywood, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne)
  • Where relevant, experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the programs.

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Find out more

Phone: +61 3 8344 0149

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This course is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) and the School of Health Sciences.