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Enhancing care through excellence in education and research

The Centre for Palliative Care is part of St Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne. The Centre plays a pivotal role in the development and delivery of state-wide training and education programs for health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Our diverse research program, which includes collaborations with other palliative experts from throughout Australia and around the world, seeks to set benchmarks and improve practices in palliative care.

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Past, present, and possibilities: Using evidence to inform the future of volunteering across palliative care
Past, present, and possibilities: Using evidence to inform the future of volunteering across palliative care

CPC Annual Lecture 2022. Renowned International Professor Catherine Walshe will deliver a keynote presentation providing a contemporary global view on evidence and trends associated with volunteerism in palliative care.

Wednesday 30 Nov 2022

Link details will be sent to your registered email address 24 hours prior to the event,

Education Programs

The Centre has a strong commitment to developing, delivering and evaluating education programs that are targeted at health professionals who wish to further their knowledge and skills in palliative care.


Research Programs

The focus of the Centre's research is on improving the outcomes of patients with a life-limiting illness, and their families. Our researchers collaborate closely with other leaders in the field, both within Australia and overseas, and continually add to the global evidence base by publishing their research results in peer reviewed journal articles and presenting their findings at national and international conferences.

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Being diagnosed and experiencing a life-limiting illness, or caring for a loved one in that situation, can have a wide ranging impact on patients and carers’ physical and mental health...

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Health Services

The Centre’s Health Services research aims to assess the current provision of palliative care and to develop and rigorously evaluate novel models of palliative care provision to improve patient outcomes. 

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Clinical Trials

The Centre’s clinical trials research has improved the treatment and care of palliative care patients, and their families. 

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Advance Care Planning is one of many programs at the Centre of Palliative Care benefitting from volunteers.

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20 – 26 March 2023

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As 2022 draws to a close, the Centre for Palliative Care staff would like to extend best wishes for a happy and safe festive period to all in the sector.

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The Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP) is funded by the Victorian Department of Health.