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The Centre for Palliative Care has been following the evolving COVID-19 situation. In accordance with advice from the authorities we have come to the decision to postpone all planned face-to-face teaching and learning sessions until further notice. We thank you for your understanding and please be reassured we will constantly review the situation and post updates to the website accordingly. In these uncertain times we wish you and your health services all the very best.

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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Virtual Event : Improving Palliative Care for People with Neurological Illness: National and International Perspectives

This lecture will explore different models and strategies to better meet the palliative care needs of patients with neurological illnesses and their families drawing upon the latest evidence from Australia and overseas

Tuesday 1 Dec 2020

Link details will be sent to your registered email address 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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Latest News View all news

General News

Words can evoke fear, resentment and joy. How can language be used in caring for those with advanced illness and in palliative care?

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A new Graduate Research Studentship focused on enhancing palliative care has been awarded to PhD Candidate Alysia Coventry.

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In case you missed it, the CarerHelp team invite you to watch the video from their National Carers Week 2020 event

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Join our CarerHelp team as part of National Carer’s Week 2020 for a live Facebook Q&A on 13 October 2020 at 5pm AEDT