Alisha – Baptistcare, Carey Gardens

Since completing her PEPA placement, Alisha has been supporting education for care staff at Baptistcare – Carey Gardens. The education activity was held between the care staff and the PEPA participant with the objective to provide…

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Claudette & Anniemarie – Trott Park

Claudette & Anniemarie – Trott Park

At Trott Park Residential Aged Care (SA), reverse PEPA Aged Care participants, Claudette and Annemarie have come up with a number of initiatives to improve gaps in care that have been identified through their ELDAC audits.…

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Education, resources and support to assist older Australians with palliative care needs.

Staff in residential aged care at Anglicare Westbourne Park (SA) have worked on a number of strategies to improve assessment, personal care, communication and support for people with palliative care needs, including: Setting up a trolley…

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Improving palliative care in aged care

At the Royal Freemasons, Mount Martha Valley (VIC), staff who have undertaken an Aged Care reverse PEPA placement experience have focused on several workplace activities to improve provision of palliative care, including: Establishing an up to…

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Improving connections with specialist palliative care, and resources for culturally-responsive care and symptom management

At RSL Lifecare at Home in Coffs Harbour, staff who have participated in a reverse PEPA aged care placement experience have worked on improving connections with specialist palliative care in the local area. They have also…

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Education for personal support workers

At Alwyndor Aged Care – Support at Home program, staff who have undertaken a reverse PEPA placement experience have developed a training session for new support workers to discuss end-of- life-care in the community context. The…

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Family information packs

At Alwyndor Aged Care Adelaide – Residential Living, a palliative care information pack has been created for families and carers. A folder of information is placed on the palliative care trolley that is kept in the…

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Hazel (Shu-Chun) Kuo – Placement Outcome and Reflection

“palliative care is quite different in acute and aged care settings. As there are still active treatments ongoing in acute care, it would feel more like a medical ward, not a hospice any more as I…

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Babita KC – Registered Nurse

Babita KC is a Registered Nurse working for Calvary Haydon Residential Aged Carewho attended a Placement in June 2021 with many in palliative care in Canberra’s palliative care services. Babita completed a wonderful reflection that overviewed…

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Karen Fawkes – Placement Activity

Karen Fawkes is a Nurse Practitioner from Bethanie on Pier Aged Care Service WA who attended placement and created an education resource to support other Nurse Practitioners prescribe medication for end-of-life care.  Karen has kindly shared…

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GP Placements – Sunshine Coast Community

Watch this video from GPs in the Sunshine Coast Community who attended various PEPA placements this year in 2021.  Learn more about how their PEPA placement has supported their practice with the patients in their clinics.…

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Natalie Fry – Placement Outcome Project

Natalie completed a 2 day PEPA placement at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Palliative Care Liaison Service. The placement involved Natalie observing inpatient consults with palliative care patients that were referred from admitting teams.…

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