Taking part in a supervised clinical placement with experienced palliative care professionals is a great way to increase your confidence, skills and knowledge in caring for patients with a life-limiting illness.
Victorian PEPA aims to improve the accessibility of quality palliative care in the community by increasing the skills and confidence of health professionals who are caring for people with serious illness, and their families.
that have been specifically designed for health professionals working in Victorian aged care, health and disability sectors and for Aboriginal health workers
that build workforce capacity and enhance links between specialist and generalist healthcare professionals in Victoria
that provide further professional development on advanced practice issues in palliative care in Victoria
The one-day workshops cover topics including:
The palliative approach to care
Common challenges for patients, families and caregivers
Caring for the professional caregiver
Communication in palliative care
Grief and loss
The two-to-five day supervised clinical placements at specialist palliative care services in Victoria will enable you to:
Update your clinical skills
Increase your understanding of how to provide palliative approach to care
Improve your ability to identify the needs of people with a serious illness
Strengthen your relationships with specialist palliative care services
Identify personal coping strategies
Earn Continuing Professional Development points (including Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)
PEPA is free for all eligible health practitioners, including general practitioners, nurses, and allied health and Aboriginal health workers. Employers or self-employed participants can apply for compensation towards costs associated with back-fill. Rural participants may be eligible for reimbursement of travel, meal and accommodation costs.