The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) has a state-wide role in palliative care education, with a focus on ensuring education is multidisciplinary and delivered by experts in their field who may be drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria as appropriate. The goals for CPC in regard to palliative care education are to:
Increase general understanding and skill in palliative care through education and training of the general health workforce
Develop future leaders in palliative care through programs designed to increase the number of palliative care specialists, and through facilitating opportunities for networking, peer support and leadership development
Three workshops are available for clinicians:
Identification, Assessment and Management of Psychological and Psychiatric Disorder - This two day workshop will enable the participant to identify and distinguish different forms of distress and will provide strategies for the bio psychosocial, spiritual & existential management of distress.
Special Needs and High-Risk populations in Palliative Care - This one day workshop will examine the issues that arise in palliative care for non-malignant disease, at risk populations, people from different cultures and patients & families who challenge our interpersonal skills.
Supporting health care professionals to care for palliative care patients and families who are experiencing psychosocial distress - this one day workshop will address the experience of clinicians dealing with people impacted by life-threating illness and will cover team dynamics, self-care and supervision.