Program of Experience in Palliative Approach (PEPA)
Want to improve your ability to care for people with a life-limiting illness?
The Victorian Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) provides a broad range of health care professionals with the opportunity to increase their experience, knowledge and skills in palliative care.
PEPA IS FREE
PEPA is free for all eligible health practitioners, including Aboriginal health workers, allied health, medical practitioners and nurses. Employers or self-employed participants can apply for compensation towards costs associated with back-fill during placements. Rural participants may be eligible for reimbursement of travel, meal and accommodation costs.
PALLIATIVE APPROACH WORKSHOPS
You can book a free, one-day workshop to learn more about the palliative approach to care in any setting, including management of common symptoms and supporting patients and care givers.
The workshops been specifically designed for health professionals working in Victorian Aboriginal, aged care, health, nursing and medical sectors.
Workshops cover topics including:
- The palliative approach to care
- Common challenges for patients, families and caregivers
- Caring for the professional caregiver
- Communication in palliative care
- Symptom management
- Grief and loss
Register for a workshop
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
You can also take part in a supervised clinical placement with experienced palliative care professionals. This is a great way to increase your confidence, skills and knowledge in caring for patients with a life-limiting illness.
Working side-by-side with palliative care professionals in palliative care services gives you the ability to see best practice care in action, ask questions and make ongoing connections with colleagues you can refer to for years to come.
Two-to-four day supervised clinical placements at specialist palliative care services in Victoria will enable you to:
- Gain palliative care clinical skills
- Increase your understanding of how to provide a palliative approach to care
- Improve your ability to identify the needs of people with a serious illness
- Strengthen your relationships with palliative care services
- Identify personal coping strategies
- Earn continuing professional development points
Apply for a Placement
POST-PLACEMENT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES
Provide support for further professional development, focussing on advanced palliative care practice in Victoria.
Learn More About PEPA
PEPA National site: PEPA – Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach
Watch these informative short videos: PEPA YouTube channel
PEPA Victoria Contact:
PEPA Victoria Manager
Phone: 03 9231 5757