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 2022 Virtual
Conference 2022 Virtual

May 1-4, 2022


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Coastal doctor, nurse named among state
Coastal doctor, nurse named among state's best palliative carers

Two Coasters have been named as the state's most outstanding palliative care workers at the 2021 Tasmanian Palliative Care Awards.

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Transforming end-of-life care
Transforming end-of-life care

Hollywood Private Hospital in Western Australia is transforming its approach to end-of-life care following a two-year research project.

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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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