PCNA

Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) is a member organisation for Australian nurses who are passionate about excellence in palliative care. We provide a unified voice for nurses who deliver, or have an enduring interest in, palliative care policy, practice, research and education. Our goal is to support our members to provide high quality, evidence-based palliative care services for patients at the end of life, and their families.

Benefits of membership

Conference 2022 Virtual
Conference 2022 Virtual

May 1-4, 2022

Virtual

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Latest insights

The Dame Quentin Bryce Palliative Care Nursing Research Fund – Applications are now open!
The Dame Quentin Bryce Palliative Care Nursing Research Fund – Applications are now open!

Applications are now open for The Dame Quentin Bryce Palliative Care Nursing Research Fund – a new funding opportunity created to support research into palliative care nursing. The funds are offered by the Centre for Palliative Care (c/o St Vincent’s Hospital) and the Department of Nursing, The University of Melbourne.

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Older Australians from diverse backgrounds call for more culturally and linguistically appropriate aged care
Older Australians from diverse backgrounds call for more culturally and linguistically appropriate aged care

Nurse practitioner in palliative aged care Juliane Samara says many older people arrived in Australia as refugees or asylum seekers and have suffered some level of trauma that can return as they age.

Image: Ben Harris (ABC)

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Becoming a member

PCNA membership is open to specialist palliative care nurses and nurses in other specialties with a passion for excellence in palliative care. Associate membership is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, assistants in nursing, personal carers and undergraduate nursing students.

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Key Issues

  • Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide
  • Review of Australia's Health System Performance Information and Reporting Frameworks

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