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 Melbourne
Conference 2022 Melbourne

May 1-2, 2022

Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park

Further details coming soon.

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Employment Opportunity - Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde2, Palliative Care
Employment Opportunity - Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde2, Palliative Care

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‘They died surrounded by family and friends (who could get leave from work if they needed)’
‘They died surrounded by family and friends (who could get leave from work if they needed)’

Currently, most Australians do not have the right to take prolonged periods of leave to care for a dying loved one, creating an emotional and financial toll for many families.

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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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