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

22 - 25 November 2020

Virtual Conference

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Latest insights

End-of-life care research: need for cultural sensitivity in globalizing palliative care
End-of-life care research: need for cultural sensitivity in globalizing palliative care

How does palliative care develop within various cultural settings? How do local, non-institutional ideas about end-of-life care influence professional palliative care and vice versa?

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Industry responds to proposed reforms from Royal Commission
Industry responds to proposed reforms from Royal Commission

The industry response to the proposed recommendations to revive the aged care sector has been overwhelmingly positive, with most peak bodies feeling like the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety managed to touch on every problem area.

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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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