Monthly Archives: October 2016

End of Life Essentials – new free modules

Launched this morning, healthcare professionals can now access the next three learning modules within End-of-Life Essentials.

Watch, learn and adapt to improve your practice in
Planning end-of-life care
Discover how to invite and include patients and families into decision-making and planning.

Working together with health care teams
This module describes the steps required to provide a coordinated care approach to ensure end-of-life health care excellence.

Managing care or concern
What to do if health care for the patient at end-of-life is not working well.
Start learning now! The modules are free to use and can be accessed anywhere in Australia.

Join us in changing the way end-of-life care happens in hospitals.

Free Palliative Care workshop for the aged care sector

PEPA is providing a free palliative care workshop in the Eastern Region of Melbourne

Places go quickly so don’t delay.

Dementia set to become leading cause of death ‘in the next few years’

Dementia set to become leading cause of death ‘in the next few years’
Heart disease has been Australia’s leading cause of death since the early 20th century but that could change as dementia death rates continue to rise, latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show.

Supporting Patients & Families Experiencing Grief & Loss

1 day short course for nurses
Wednesday 23 November 2016, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Banksia Palliative Care Service, 472 Lower Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg
$125 For further information visit their website or contact
Nerida Morton on

Redesigning the experience of dying

BJ Miller, Palliative Care Physician from San Francisco is well known for his TED Talk about ‘What really matters at the end of life’ which has been viewed over four million times. He was interviewed on Radio National this week by Fran Kelly. Dr Miller is a keynote speaker at the upcoming Palliative Care NSW conference in Broken Hill. You can listen to the podcast of his interview here.

Palliative Care: Making it work – Free MOOC beginning soon

Enrolments are still open for Lancaster University’s free Massive Open Online Course which begins on 17 October. The three-week course focuses on how integrated palliative care is managed across five European countries. International guest speakers will provide real-life examples of best practice delivery of integrated palliative care. You can read more about the course and register here.

PCV Strategic Plan Survey – closing soon!

PCV invite you to provide your feedback, insights and ideas to inform Palliative Care Victoria’s strategic plan for 2017 – 2020. This anonymous survey will take only 5 to 10 minutes of your time to complete and can be accessed here. Thank you.