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Academic Nursing Unit (ANU) Short Course: Palliative Care Two Day Program

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 2 days
Please note that the session previously scheduled for May 2022 has been postponed till 15-16 September. Bookings for this rescheduled session are now open.

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to Registered, Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Allied Health Clinicians. 


About this learning program:

This is an introductory 2 day program. This course focuses on the care of patients in the palliative care setting. Topics include Models of care, communication, Adolescent & Young Adult and Palliative care, moral distress, symptom management, dying at home, challenging issues at end of life, voluntary assisted dying, care of the deceased patient and panel discussion.

Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define palliative care
  • Identify models of care utilised in palliative care
  • Recognise the importance of effective communication in the palliative care setting
  • Discuss issues related to Adolescent & Young Adult receiving Palliative care
  • Recognise the impact of patient management decisions on the healthcare professional
  • Describe the management of key symptoms for patients receiving palliative care
  • Describe the barriers and enablers for home death
  • Identify challenging issues for the management of end of life care
  • Discuss the care of the deceased patient

At the completion of this 2 day program and with further reading, it is expected that participants will understand the concept and philosophy of palliative care and its practical application in the care of patients with life limiting illnesses. They will have developed an approach to some of the challenges involved in providing palliative care, including caring for young people at the end of life, the impact of voluntary assisted dying, and caring for people at home. Participants will have developed understanding of the assessment and management of common symptoms encountered in patients receiving palliative care, and will have enhanced confidence in communicating with patients and relatives. 

What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  


How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available session times are listed below, Ensure a session time which suits you is available before purchasing this course. Spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. 


Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

PMCC Staff Price $135.00
Standard $340.00
VCCC Alliance Partners Price $250.00
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15 September 2022 8:30 AM 16 September 2022 4:00 PM Lecture Theatre B, Level 7, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne VIC