Introduction to palliative care.


An online training program developed to help caregivers who provide palliative care to people in the community. Online learning is provided for careworkers, allied health, medical practitioners, nurses, and paramedics. Providing introductory level knowledge, content is tailored to scope of practice. For example, for careworkers seven modules are offered:

  1. A palliative approach to care
  2. Communication
  3. Advance care planning
  4. Recognising and responding to needs
  5. End-of-Life care
  6. Grief, loss and bereavement
  7. Caring for yourself



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Target audience

Formal caregivers who provide palliative care to people in the community.


Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)


Content varies according to scope of practice, for example when you have completed the careworker learning guide, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the palliative approach to care and outline important principles
  2. Identify the principles of effective communication in palliative care
  3. Describe advance care planning and its importance in providing care
  4. Summarise common care needs for people with life-limiting illness and how you can support the responses to these needs
  5. Describe important aspects of caring for someone at the end of their life
  6. Identify ways to support people who are experiencing grief and loss
  7. Outline important aspects of self-care.

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Last updated 13 August 2021