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PEPA Palliative Approach Workshop | Communication Skills

17 May, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) aims to improve palliative care by increasing the skills and confidence of health professionals caring for people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.


• Principles of palliative care

• Communication

• Providing care – Symptom Assessment & Management

• Advance care planning

• End-of-life care

• Ethical issues in palliative care

• Caring for yourself


Kate Holmes – A nurse educator at the Centre for Palliative Care. She has been working in palliative care for 25 years in varying roles both in the UK and Australia. These roles include work in the voluntary sector and the NHS in the UK and as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the public and private sector in Australia.

Kerrie Cunningham – Kerrie has been working in palliative care and providing education for over 15 years, across a variety of settings, including rural remote Australia and metropolitan Melbourne.

The CPC education team are dedicated to helping enhance and enrich health professionals understanding of palliative care, which in turn leads to improved patient and family outcomes.


Caritas Christi Campus – Kew
104 Studley Park Road
Kew, VIC 3121 Australia
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