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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Cancer organisations’ urgent plea for support and compassion to help families care for dying loved ones

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and Canteen say more support is needed to assist Victorians who are facing end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic, with healthcare service visitor restrictions and reduced community support services placing additional strain on families.

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Central Coast Palliative Care: Dedicated unit to be built at Gosford Hospital
Central Coast Palliative Care: Dedicated unit to be built at Gosford Hospital

The fight for a dedicated hospice on the coast – somewhere for people to die with dignity – has ended today, with the news everyone has been waiting for

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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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