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.

Conference 2020 Melbourne
Conference 2020 Melbourne

Further details coming soon.

Click here to read about the 2018 Biennial Conference held in Brisbane.

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We’ve had 20 aged care reviews in 20 years – will the royal commission be any different?
We’ve had 20 aged care reviews in 20 years – will the royal commission be any different?

Previous reviews into aged care have come up with findings sure to be repeated in the royal commission.

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Sector heads talk barriers to boosting aged care clinical placements
Sector heads talk barriers to boosting aged care clinical placements

Universities are keen to work with the aged care sector to expand the number of placements on offer to health professional students.

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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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