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Introduction to Palliative Care for PCAs

Introduction To Palliative Care For Personal Care Attendants

What youíll learn

This course provides Personal Care Attendants (PCAs), Allied Health Staff and Case Managers working in aged care facilities, disability or other community care providers, with an introduction to palliative care. It explores the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, and gives an overview of some common issues that confront clients and carers on a day-to-day basis. The course incorporates guidelines for a palliative approach to care. Topics include the following

  • Aims and Philosophy of Palliative Care/Palliative Approach
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Common Palliative Care Symptoms
    • Fatique
    • Pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Bowel and urinary symptoms
    • Breathlessness
    • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Grief and Loss
  • Communication Skills
  • Dying Process and End of Life Care

Details about this course


$220.00 per person incl GST

Includes course material provided before the day, activity sheets,  morning/afternoon refreshments, and lunch

A certificate of attendance is presented to each attendee on completion of the course.


Eastern Palliative Care
Training Room Level 1,
Building 2 630 Mitcham Road
Mitcham, Victoria 3132
Telephone: 1300 130 813

Registration closes 7 days before the course. No registration on the day. Payment is required to confirm booking.

For further information email

Upcoming Sessions
8:45am - 5:00pm
8:45am - 5:00pm