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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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Renal Supportive Care Masterclass 2019

Do you care for patients with End Stage Kidney Disease? Would you like to learn more about Renal Supportive Care?

Friday 29 Nov 2019

Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre Building E, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC

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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Professional Development

The Centre for Palliative Care provides a range of professional development opportunities to health care services that cater to patients and families facing life-limiting illness...

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Training Programs

The Centre is developing future leaders in palliative care and increasing the level of expertise by developing a range of professional development education opportunities...

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Victorian End-of-Life Care Coordinating Program

Throughout the year we offer several Masterclasses which target advance practice nurses from all areas who work with patients with advanced disease...

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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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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


VPCNPC celebrates it's 10th anniversary and 40th Forum


CarerHelp, a new resource to support unpaid carers, was launched at Parliament House on Thursday, 17th October during National Carers Week 2019.

General News

Tom Whelan presented on a study which had been a collaboration between CPC and St Vincent’s, Melbourne.

General News

On Wednesday 8th May eleven of our 2018 Specialist and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care students attended their Graduation Ceremony.