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 - Project Coordinator
Employment Opportunity - Project Coordinator

Forming part of a small, innovative and compassionate team, you will work alongside the Project Lead in contributing to a unique, one of a kind, project that will lead to achieving healthy dying for people with a disability.

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A nurse who laid the foundation for 40 years of palliative care in Australia
A nurse who laid the foundation for 40 years of palliative care in Australia

Eighty-seven-year-old Katherine Kingsbury has dedicated her life to caring and advocating for the sick and dying. Throughout her long nursing career, Katherine has always held a deep commitment to improving the lives of people living at the margins of society.

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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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