Advocacy and representation


At PCNA, we drive the development of position statements and government submissions, and provide a palliative care nursing perspective on a range of national committees and working groups. All our advocacy work is informed by the expertise of our special interest groups (SIGs) and individual members. We welcome all members with an interest in, or passion for, advocacy work as it relates to palliative care to contribute to our work in this space.

Strategic Plan 


Representatives to External Groups and Internal Committees

Group Member's Name Contact
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Palliative Care and End-of-life Care Data Development Working Group Prof Jane Phillips
Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations [CoNNMO] Claudia Virdun
Palliative Care Australia [PCA] National Policy Advisory Committee [NPAC] Prof Jane Phillips
Palliative Care Training Collaborative [PCC4U & PEPA] A/Prof Louise Hickman
ELLC Advisory Committee Claudia Virdun
Caresearch Advisory Group Joshua Cohen
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Guidelines Leadership Group Prof Jane Phillips
Palliative Care Australia [PCA] Board Meeting Janeane Harlum
Commonwealth Primary and Community 10 Year Planning Consultation Janeane Harlum
WA VAD Consultation Joshua Cohen
Australian Coronavirus Disease 2019 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG) Prof Jane Phillips
Advanced Cancer Nursing Project Working Group Prof Jane Phillips
Palliative Care Australia [PCA] Grief and Bereavement Resource Development working group Katrina Recoche
NHMRC Targeted Research Call Peer Review Work Katrina Recoche
caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Advisory Committee Anna Nicholas
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) Parliamentary Friends Forum Allison Lovell
Quality and Workforce Strategic Advisory Committee  Anne Joyce