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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

4:00PM - 5:30PM Wednesday 8th December 2021
Registrations for this event are now closed.
Paramedicine has evolved over recent years and is building on its university education base and national health practitioner registration to provide care broadly across the community. 

Paramedicine is increasingly active in primary and community health settings with programs supporting or providing palliative care in community being described across the national and international literature. 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.


Associate Professor Mark Boughey

Director of Palliative Medicine & Deputy Director of the Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Mark has over thirty years’ experience in the palliative care sector and lead positions within State, National and International organisations and programs.  He continues to strive for palliative care excellence and universal integration in health care, where people feel valued, needs recognised and appropriately responded to. 


Adj. Assoc. Professor Alan Eade ASM

Chief Paramedic Officer, Safer Care Victoria.

Alan believes the delivery of great care is all about collaboration and cooperation between professions, with recognition that great care is always delivered through a multidisciplinary partnership. He is focused on strengthening relationships between paramedics and other health professions in order to ensure integrated, best system performance is delivered for the best patient outcomes for all Victorians. 

Alan is an experienced intensive care paramedic with a successful career in emergency ambulance settings, and event health and medical services. He previously held the position of Chief Commissioner at St John Ambulance Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine. He has an adjunct academic appointment at Monash University.

Brendan Shannon

Lecturer, Monash University and Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria.

Brendan is a lecturer within the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University and a registered Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria. Brendan leads the Community Paramedicine programs in both undergraduate and post graduate level at Monash University and recently was the education project lead for Monash Universities course on Community Paramedicine delivered specifically for Ambulance Victoria’s  Community Paramedic pilot program.

Brendan is also enrolled currently as a PhD candidate. His thesis is investigating the impact of a Community Care program that aims to divert unnecessary ambulance and ED presentations in a large metropolitan region of Melbourne. Brendan has a keen research interest in alternative care pathways, referral services and community paramedicine.

Andrew Noble

Clinical Team Leader and Extended Care Paramedic, Specialist Services, SA Ambulance Service.

Andrew has been a Paramedic with SA Ambulance for 24 years. During that time he has also worked as a rescue paramedic at Uluru and in the Solomon Islands. He is currently a Clinical Team Leader with the Extended Care Paramedic team and has been with them since its inception in 2009.  As well as being a Clinical Team Leader, he coordinates their education and training.

For further enquiries, please contact us by phone +61 3 9416 0000 or email centre.palliativecare@svha.org.au.

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