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In the third blog for our National Palliative Care Projects series, Lachlan Puzey, Policy Officer at Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) discusses how the Palliative Care Online Training Portal is working to improve the quality of and access to palliative care skill development for aged care and health service providers.
In the second blog for our National Palliative Care Projects series, Ms Penny Neller, Professor Lindy Willmott, and Professor Ben White from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology discuss the End of Life Law for Clinicians program and how it works to improve clinicians’ awareness and knowledge of end-of-life law through education.
The Department of Health is supporting a number of national programs to help ensure that all Australians have access and receive the best possible palliative care and end of life care. We are dedicating a special Palliative Perspectives Blog series to highlight the goals and priorities of each of the projects in 2020-2023.
In the first blog for the series, our Director Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the National Palliative Care Strategy and the collective role of the programs in meeting the needs of Australia’s diverse population.
Education and training of the health workforce are essential to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver a palliative care approach. Suzanne Cosgrove from Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) discusses how PEPA provides opportunities to develop health professional's and worker's confidence, knowledge and skills in the palliative approach to care.
My name is Elizabeth Shepherd and I am the Program Development and Quality Manager for Palliative Care at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. Working within this specialised area can be challenging and emotional, however, it can also be very rewarding. My position allows me to work closely with the 3 specialist PPC teams located at Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle. Together we are known as The NSW PPC Programme and over the past 5 years I have been fortunate to work with the energetic and dedicated staff from each service to improve the support that is available to children and families across NSW.