Centre for Palliative Care
The Centre for Palliative Care is part of St. Vincent’s Hospital and is a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne, Australia. The Centre has a state-wide role in palliative care education and research in Victoria, with networks and collaborative projects extending nationally and internationally.
The Centre plays a pivotal role in the development and implementation of training and education programs for health professionals from a variety of disciplines, while undertaking cutting-edge research to set benchmarks and improve practices in palliative care.
Our work receives core funding from the Victorian Government Department of Health, research funding from Victorian and Australian Government agencies and other funding bodies, revenue from student fees and funding for special purposes from the Centre for Palliative Care Foundation.
This report provides an insight into the breadth of work our staff undertook last year, including educating almost 2000 health professionals in palliative care and engaging in a rich program of research, with many projects involving international collaborations with other palliative experts from around the world. Download the Annual Report here or request for a copy via firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium - Call for Abstracts & Registration Now Open!
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Hot Topics in Palliative Care Forum - 6 September 2016: Medicinal cannabis in palliative care: navigating evidence, policy and consumer choice
The Centre for Palliative Care invites you to the second and final forum for the 2016 series of "Hot Topics in Palliative Care" entitled, “Medicinal cannabis in palliative care: navigating evidence, policy and consumer choice”, presented by Professor Meera Agar. For more information and to register your attendance for the forum, please go to the event website.
Presentation Video Available Now! How ‘hot’ is Dementia? Exploring issues for palliative and aged care
Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, PhD (Director of the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia) presented on "How ‘hot’ is Dementia? Exploring issues for palliative and aged care" at the Centre for Palliative Care's Hot Topics in Palliative Care Forum on Wednesday 29th June 2016. Please click here for the YouTube video.
Presentation Available Now! Improvements to Palliative Care Service Delivery: New Initiatives and Creating Change. Insights from the USA’s Center to Advance Palliative Care
Dr Diane Meier from the Center to Advance Palliative Care gave a presentation at St Vincent's Health Melbourne on Thursday 25 February 2016 on "Improvements to Palliative Care Service Delivery: New Initiatives and Creating Change. Insights from the USA’s Center to Advance Palliative Care". Dr Meier’s presentation focussed on highlighting strategies for systematic improvement of palliative care provision incorporating public policy, research, education and clinical practice. A copy of the presentation is now available for download here.
Presentation Online Now! Lifting their spirits: Who provides spiritual care at the end of life?
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