PEPA placements are currently available with specialist palliative care services in Queensland for the period to 30th June 2014. Some funding is available to employers for backfill, and to applicants for travel and accommodation.
PEPA is targeted at all primary health care workers with an interest in palliative care.
The specific aims of PEPA are to:
“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, available at www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en (Accessed August 2012)
The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is a national program established to provide health care workers with an opportunity to develop skills in the palliative approach by participating in workshops or undertaking a workforce placement with a specialist palliative care service (host site) within a metropolitan or larger peri-urban service. PEPA is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the National Palliative Care Program.
The PEPA learning experience is to help you:
PEPA Education website
For further details, contact Aurora Hodges,
PEPA Qld Manager on 3646 6216 or