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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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Hot Topic Webinar October 2021 – In Sunset's Glow: Life, Death and the Older Person
Hot Topic Webinar October 2021 – In Sunset's Glow: Life, Death and the Older Person

This talk by Dr Lisa Mitchell will address questions about where, why and how older people die and the role that recognition of dying and Advance Care Planning have to play.

Wednesday 27 Oct 2021

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

PCRN Forum: Partnering with consumers to improve palliative care
PCRN Forum: Partnering with consumers to improve palliative care

Important opportunities exist within palliative care to partner together with consumers and community members to ensure their voice is embedded in palliative care service design and research.

Thursday 25 Nov 2021

This forum will be delivered online – link details will be sent to your registered email address 24 hours prior to the event.,

Paramedicine: The evolving opportunity of palliative care paramedicine – CPC Annual Lecture Dec 2021
Paramedicine: The evolving opportunity of palliative care paramedicine – CPC Annual Lecture Dec 2021

This presentation will describe the evolution of paramedicine in the Australian context and focus on the provision of palliative and end of life care by paramedics.

Wednesday 8 Dec 2021

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.

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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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Psychosocial

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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Latest News View all news

General News

Our new publication provides a strategy and recommendations for reframing palliative care to improve the wellbeing of people with serious illness

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The Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) is offering a full-time graduate research studentship to a suitable PhD candidate.

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A new collaborative project led by the Centre for Palliative Care will develop a systematic appraisal process, called QualDeath, to help address this gap

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The IPCFRC EAPC Family Carer Reference Group will hold a symposium at the upcoming EAPC World Congress 2021.

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