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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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Physical Assessment of the Palliative Care Patient – A Masterclass

This ‘hands-on’ Masterclass is a must for senior nurses i.e. Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Practitioner Candidates.

Wednesday 9 Jun 2021


Communication Skills June 2021 - A Virtual Masterclass

This advanced practice Masterclass will provide an opportunity to learn evidence-based communication skills and frameworks that you can use in your clinical practice.

Tuesday 29 Jun 2021

A link will be sent to registrants closer to the event,

Hot Topic Webinar - Management of NIV in MND & elective withdrawal of ventilation

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease affecting some 2000 Australians. This presentation gives the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of specialists about the management of MND and elective withdrawal of ventilation.

Wednesday 30 Jun 2021

Link details will be sent to your registered email address on Tuesday 29th June.,

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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Latest News View all news

General News

The Centre for Palliative Care is proud to be linked to The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS)

General News

'Recent developments in bereavement risk assessment & bereavement care' presented by Chris Hall from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.

Current Projects - Psychosocial

CarerHelp Diversity project aims to ensure that CarerHelp (www.carerhelp.com.au) is accessible to a diverse population of Australian family carers.

General News

This paper describes the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based model of bereavement care specific to the needs of an Australian acute hospital.