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

Our 2022 Conference was held on May 1-4.

Click below to visit our dedicated PCNA conference section to read about our previous conferences.

Stay tuned for news on our 2024 conference!

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Latest insights

Media Release - National Palliative Care Week 2023
Media Release - National Palliative Care Week 2023

Palliative Care Nurses Australia wishes to acknowledge the difference all nurses make to #mattersoflifeanddeath in National Palliative Care Week 2023 and every week. As the largest health workforce, nurses make a significant impact to palliative care and its leadership. Palliative Care Nurses Australia recognises the significant pressures nurses have faced and continue to face in contributing to matters of life and death.

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Employment Opportunity - Registered Nurse
Employment Opportunity - Registered Nurse

Calvary Mater Newcastle has an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join their Palliative Care team. 

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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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