Palliative care approach for nursing students.


PCC4U promotes the inclusion of palliative care education as an integral part of all medical, nursing, and allied health undergraduate and entry to practice training, and ongoing post-graduate professional development. Available as a learning package for integration into formal course structures or as independent online learning modules.

Core modules

  • Module 1: Principles of palliative care
  • Module 2: Communicating with people with life-limiting illnesses
  • Module 3: Palliative assessment & intervention
  • Module 4: Optimising function in palliative care

Focus topics

  • Topic 1: Multidisciplinary care
  • Topic 2: Caring for Aboriginal people with life-limiting conditions
  • Topic 3: Caring for children with life-limiting conditions
  • Topic 4: Culture-centred care of people with life-limiting conditions


Basic - intermediate

Target audience

Providers of education for Careworkers


Professor Patsy Yates, Kylie Ash and the PCC4U team at Queensland University of Technology, Australia


The PCC4U suite of learning resources for nurses also includes an online EN toolkit which is aligned and mapped to the unit of competency HLTENN010 Apply a Palliative Approach in Nursing Practice.

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Student support



The primary intention is that these modules are used as part of a tertiary training course but they are available for individual use.

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Last updated 13 August 2021