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Clinician education and training

A range of initiatives and resources are available to enhance the skills and knowledge of all health professionals who provide care at the end of life.

Queensland resources

Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE)

CPCRE is a Queensland Health-funded initiative, developed to enhance palliative care education and research throughout Queensland.

Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway

The Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway manages applications for advanced trainee positions from eligible applicants undertaking either Palliative Medicine Advanced Training or a Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine.

National resources

The Australian Government funds a range of national palliative care projects primarily focused on education, training, quality improvement and advance care planning.

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)
PEPA is a national program established to provide healthcare workers with an opportunity to develop skills in the palliative approach by attending:

  1. 2-5 day placements with a specialist palliative care service
  2. tailored workshops on palliative care principles, culture-centred care and Indigenous palliative care.

In Queensland, PEPA works with the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) to deliver workshops and education.

Quality of Care Collaborative - Australia: Delivering education in paediatric palliative care (QuoCCA)
QuoCCA seeks to improve skills, knowledge and confidence of health professionals involved in delivery of paediatric palliative care across Australia through pop-up and scheduled education sessions.

This initiative is led by Children’s Health Queensland collaboration with other children’s hospitals in Australia.

CareSearch My Learning Modules
The My Learning modules aim to demonstrate how to find relevant evidence and how to use the evidence resources in CareSearch to make a difference in clinical care. Two were written for aged care: My Learning 4: Residential Aged Care and My Learning 5: Dementia.

Decision Assist
Decision Assist develops and delivers accessible and industry-appropriate palliative care and advance care planning training packages, webinars and online education.

ACP Learning
Advance Care Planning Australia modules, seminars and workshops ranging from an introduction to ACP to more specialised courses for health professionals.

Advance eLearning
The Advance Project offers a range of learning options for general practice nurses to develop their knowledge of, and skills in using, screening tools to support the provision of palliative care and advance care planning in everyday general practice.

End-of-Life Essentials Education Modules
These education modules are designed to assist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in acute hospitals in delivering care at the end of life.

PA Toolkit Educational Modules
The PA Toolkit is a set of resources designed to assist residential aged care providers to implement a comprehensive, evidence-based palliative approach to care for appropriate residents.

Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) National Palliative Care Project
The PCC4U project aims to improve the skill and confidence of the health workforce to work with people with palliative care needs by promoting the integration of palliative care training within all health undergraduate, entry-to-practice, and relevant post-graduate curricula.

Other information

You can find other education options and learning opportunities relating to palliative care in the CareSearch Education section.

Last updated: 10 October 2019