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