PEPA and IPEPA are part of The Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative that is funded by the Department of Health. The Department of Health fund many national palliative care programs and the following sector links explain how this works. In the additional links on this page you will discover National palliative care programs that will offer you more knowledge to support you and patients who are requiring palliative care.
The Federal government Department of Health funds many National Palliative Care Programs which PEPA and IPEPA work closely with. Click the links below to learn more about Palliative Care education, training, quality improvements and advance care planning support for all Australians.
- Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure
- Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure
- caring@home: Symptom management for palliative patients
- CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network
- Palliative care aged care evidence (palliAGED)
- Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U)
- Palliative Care Online Training
- Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC)
- Advance Care Planning Australia
- The Advance Project
- Talking End of Life with people with an Intellectual Disability
- End of Life ESSENTIALS: Education for Acute Hospitals
- End of Life Direction for Aged Care (ELDAC)
- End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)
- Quality of Care Collaborative for Australia in Paediatric Palliative Care (QuoCCA2)
PEPA and IPEPA have participants who are members of various National Registration bodies and Professional Colleges. Through these organisations health workers/professionals qualify for Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours for PEPA placements and workshops. For more information about CPD see the links to the professionals bodies below.
Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body for palliative care.
Palliative Care Australia represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. PCA works closely with consumers, Member Organisations (across Australia) and the palliative care workforce, to improve access to, create governance and policy and promote the need for, palliative care.
- Palliative Care Australia
- Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (APRAC)
- Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (COMPAC)
palliAGED was developed by CareSearch to provide consolidated, revised and updated content of the APRAC and COMPAC Guidelines after the Department undertook a review of the guidelines in 2015, which found there was a need to enhance palliative care knowledge and practice in aged care.
For more information about the updated guidelines see this blog from CareSearch
There are many other sites of knowledge for palliative care information that can support patients and families live with their life limiting illness. These links below are sites where information is accredited by the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information, and their content is reviewed and verified with expert health professionals from the specific discipline before publication.
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