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Palliative Care Special Interest Group

Palliative Care Special Interest Group provides a forum for nurses working in community health to exhange ideas, network and professional development opportunities.

Catherine Hutchings: 9275 9333
email address:

Aims & Objectives

  • Palliative care is a holistic concept of care for people who are living with a life-threatening illness.
  • Palliative care seeks to respond to people's physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs whether at home or in the in-patient setting.
  • The focus of palliative care nursing is client comfort and choice.
  • Palliative care nurses work in interdisciplinary teams and co-ordinate care in consultation with clients, their carers and other team members.
  • The Palliative Care Nurses Special Interest group is a group of Victorian registered and enrolled nurses who meet bi-monthly in a variety of community and hospice settings. The members share a common interest in palliative care.
  • The group welcomes nurses working in palliative care as well as nurses interested in the area. The objectives of the group include the exchange of knowledge, expertise and support in the area of palliative care. By sharing our experiences, we emphasise the expert skills required to work in this specialised area.
  • Meetings involve information sharing with a guest speaker invited by the current members. Guest speakers include people who are leaders in palliative care and/or are undertaking research in the area of palliative care in Victoria.
  • The Palliative Care Nurses Special Interest Group facilitates the recognition of palliative care as a specialist area of care.

Join in and have your say at directing palliative care in Victoria.

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