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 2020 Melbourne
Conference 2020 Melbourne

May 3-4, 2020

Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park

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Latest insights

PCNA joins European Association for Palliative Care
PCNA joins European Association for Palliative Care

PCNA is delighted to announce that we have joined the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) as a national association member.

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SA govt to fund innovative palliative care projects
SA govt to fund innovative palliative care projects

The South Australian health department has launched a $16-million-grants program to improve access to palliative care services including in residential aged care homes.

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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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