Welcome to PEPA

 

 

PEPA empowers health professionals to deliver quality end-of-life care. 

 

PEPA provides Australia’s only free placements in palliative care services for practicing health professionals (2-5 days duration) and free palliative approach workshops.

 

Educating. Training. Improving Care


PEPA offers:

  • FREE PLACEMENTS 
    Participants undertake an observational placement of 2-5 days in inpatient, community or hospital based consultancy setting; Participants are supported to transfer learning into practice;

  • FREE WORKSHOPS
    Palliative approach workshops; Community Outreach Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; Culture and diversity in palliative care workshops (Indigenous perspectives in palliative care; delivering palliative care to culturally and linguistically diverse communities etc); and aged care workshops;

  • REVERSE PEPA
    The opportunity for a specialist palliative care staff member to travel to your residential aged care service or Aboriginal health service setting free of charge to facilitate palliative care learning;

  • CPD POINTS
    Continuing professional development points for some disciplines;

  • FUNDING
    Regional and remote placement participants may be eligible for funding towards accommodation and travel;  Employers & self-employed practitioners of placement participants may be eligible for funding as a contribution towards backfill; and

  • NETWORKING
    The opportunity for primary care professionals and specialist palliative care services to build and strengthen networks.

 

 

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What is palliative care?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Reference: World Health Organisation definition of palliative care (sourced 27 June 2005). Available here