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New Resource for Health Professionals

WA Department of Health has released a new resource for health professionals, staff and organisations who care for people with end-of-life and palliative care needs. The End-of-Life and Palliative Care Education and Training Framework is designed to enhance the delivery of end-of-life and palliative care by empowering users to identify gaps in their knowledge and guide learning. It supports education and training by:

  • guiding the identification of current knowledge, skills and experience
  • clarifying future education and training needs
  • guiding the acquisition and/or development of required education and training.

The Framework is divided into three domains that reflect the core knowledge and skills considered integral to the delivery of high-quality end-of-life and palliative care.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Free Webinar - Multicultural Perspectives on Advance Care Planning

Join a panel of experts from ACPA and MCCI (Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra) to explore the role of health professionals in advance care planning and how to better support people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds through the advance care planning process in a culturally sensitive way.  

WHEN: 1:30-2:30pm (AEST) Thursday 26 May. Register here.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Tune in to PCNA conference topics with CareSearch blog posts

CareSearch collaborated with Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) to bring you a special Palliative Perspectives conference blog series with daily coverage from eight presenters at the PCNA Conference 2022, 1-4 May.
After each presenter’s live presentation, a blog post was published to raise awareness of the research being undertaken and giving people not present at the conference the opportunity to stay tuned in to proceedings. To revisit these posts, go to the Palliative Perspectives blog.

Monday, 2 May 2022

End of Life Essentials new diversity module released

End of Life Essentials (EOLE) has released a new module, Care for Diverse Communities. The aim is to help health care professionals learn about inclusive practice and respect when providing end-of-life care in hospitals. EOLE are also inviting doctors/allied health professionals/nurses currently working with patients, and who are NEW learners to the EOLE 'Patient-Centred Communication and Shared Decision-Making' module to participate in an evaluation study of the module. Visit the EOLE website for more information.

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Getting involved with research

The role of Death Doula in End of Life Care

This project will investigate the role of Death Doula in End-of-Life care in Australia. This project is supported by Flinders University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences under the auspices of the Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying. This project aims to investigate the views and experiences of family or friends of people who have died and where a death doula has previously been engaged to provide support at least 3 to 6 months ago. Read more...
Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Share your insights on palliative care

The Department of Health is conducting a market research project on palliative care. The experience of palliative care patients, their carers, and family is essential to ensure the healthcare workforce can respond to consumer demands. The results from this research project will directly inform future palliative care workforce communications and resources and ensure that more Australians understand their options for accessing quality palliative care.   Read more...
Friday, 24 June 2022

What matters to you as a carer?

2022 National Carer Survey The data collected through this Survey will highlight the strengths of carers and also the challenges carers face in caring for a family member or friend. The results will also assist State and Territory Carer Organisations advocate for carers across Australia. You can complete the Survey online until 31 July 2022 at Depending on your answers, the Survey should take between 20 to 30 minutes to... Read more...
Friday, 10 June 2022

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