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.

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Conference 2020 Melbourne
Conference 2020 Melbourne

May 3-4, 2020

Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park

Further details coming soon.

Click here to read about the 2018 Biennial Conference held in Brisbane.

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Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts

The Conference Program Committee is inviting abstracts for the upcoming Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference "2020 Who Year of the Nurse, Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing" to be held in Melbourne on the 3rd and 4th May 2020.

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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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