Introduction to palliative care for aged care


The palliAGED Introduction modules for aged care nurses provide a gateway to training and understanding in palliative care including symptoms and care issues.

Core modules

  • Module 1: Introduction to palliative care
  • Module 2: Self-care
  • Module 3: Person-centred care
  • Module 4: Talking about dying
  • Module 5: Recognising deterioration
  • Module 6: Palliative care case conferences
  • Module 7: End-of-Life care pathways
  • Module 8: Pain management
  • Module 9: Symptom management
  • Module 10: Care Issues

Target audience

Nurses new to palliative care and/or aged care. Careworkers in aged care may also find some of these modules useful.



Time to Complete

Module 1 depends on user but allow approximately 30 minutes. Modules 2-10 approximately 15 minutes per module.


CareSearch/palliAGED team Flinders University


These modules are based on the palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets for Nurses. A companion manual for the Introduction Modules is also available. This provides communication tips and more detailed information about selected tools and processes referred to in the modules. You can also download interactive versions of SPICT and SPICT-4ALL. These can be completed online or printed to complete by hand. There are also reflection questions within the modules.

Registration Required


Payment Required


Student Support



Yes a participation certificate is available for printing on completion

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Web Address

For further information

Katrina Erny-Albrecht
Senior Research Fellow
palliAGED, Flinders University
t: 08 72218524

Last updated 12 October 2021