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

Palliative care researcher Professor Samar Aoun named 2023 WA Australian of the Year
Palliative care researcher Professor Samar Aoun named 2023 WA Australian of the Year

Palliative care researcher Professor Samar Aoun has been named the 2023 WA Australian of the year in recognition of her work supporting people facing end-of-life care. 

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From 'death-defying nurse' to palliative care pioneer, Teresa Plane is NSW Senior Australian of the Year

When a patient died in front of her as a student nurse, Teresa Plane fled down the fire escape and vowed never to return.

But she did go back. She completed her training to become a registered nurse.

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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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