Useful links

Links to other websites related to palliative care.

Page last updated: 02 November 2016

Commonwealth funded palliative care activities


Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates

PCC4U project aims to promote the inclusion of palliative care education in all medical and allied health care training through the provision of student and facilitator learning resources and professional development activities.


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Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

PEPA provides palliative care workplace training opportunities and workshops for a range of health care professionals.



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Palliative Care Training and Information Online Portal

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) provide palliative care training, including training on the guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting as well as the development of an information on-line portal.


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Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration

PCOC provides a national network for palliative care services to assist with the collection of information and reporting outcomes.


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Palliative Care Australia

PCA is the peak national organisation for palliative care and end-of-life issues in Australia.

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Respecting Patient Choices

The RPC program is a comprehensive advance care planning training program for health professionals, that aims to ensure patients' choices about their end-of-life care are respected.

Decision Assist

Decision Assist provides specialist palliative care and advance care planning advisory services nationally to aged care providers and general practitioners caring for recipients of aged care services.

Listen, Acknowledge, Respond

This program seeks to identify and build the capability of allied health, social and other health care workers to support end-of-life care needs for people with life limiting illness.

ACPTalk- Advance Care Planning

Provides guidance in preparation for advance care planning with people of different religions and cultures, including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Provides reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare-including Palliative Care.


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The Australian Palliative Care Knowledge Network - CareSearch

CareSearch is a website that includes a searchable database of palliative care literature and online forums that allow groups to share research, reports and information.

End-of-life Care in Acute Settings

This website provides e-learning opportunities and resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.



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The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative

PaCCSC is a groups of palliative care units throughout Australia which to gather the evidence required to support further Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings.



Advance: Initiating Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning: Training and Resources for General Practice Nurses

Advance is a training package for Practice Nurses to undertake screening of patients across Australia regarding their awareness of advance care planning and palliative care.


Australian Government links


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Ageing and Aged Care

Encouraging older people to live active and independent lives.



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Residential Aged Care Palliative Approach Toolkit

The palliative Approach Toolkit is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to implementing a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities (RACFs).


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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

This web site contains information on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme including details of the medicines subsidised by the Australian Government as well as information for consumers, carers, health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry.


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Digital Health

Digital Health is the electronic management of health information to deliver safer, more efficient, better quality healthcare.




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Healthdirect Australia

This website provides easy access to quality health information and services to improve the wellbeing of all Australians.




Palliative care and support organisations

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National Palliative Care Service Directory

The National Palliative Care Service Directory can assist you to access information about palliative care services available in your local area.



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Palliative Care Australia

PCA is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.


Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak carer organisation. This site includes information and resources for carers.
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My Aged Care website

The My Aged Care website provides assistance to navigate the aged care system and is designed to give you more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.