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 Melbourne
Conference 2022 Melbourne

May 1-2, 2022

Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park

Further details coming soon.

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You're not my palliative care nurse - you're my pal

Amidst the immense tragedy and sadness of caring for people with a terminal illness, one palliative care nurse has shared stories of the human resilience that have inspired her throughout her career.

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From the cradle to the grave health care options are limited in regional Australia
From the cradle to the grave health care options are limited in regional Australia

Birth and death are two unavoidable parts of the cycle of life.  In many towns across regional and rural Queensland, however, it's difficult to be born there and dying there is expensive.

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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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