Welcome to PEPA

 

 

PEPA enables health professionals to deliver better care for people who are dying through experience based learning and best practice education. 

 

We provide 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 
    Australia’s only free placements in palliative care services for practicing health professionals;  Participants undertake an observational placement of 2-5 days in inpatient, community or hospital based consultancy setting; Regional and remote participants may be eligible for funding towards accommodation and travel;  Employers & self-employed practitioners may be eligible for funding as a contribution towards backfill;

  • 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;

  • PRACTICE IMPROVEMENTS
    Support for placement participants to transfer learning into practice;

  • CPD POINTS
    Continuing professional development points for some disciplines; and

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

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Information for prospective participants

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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