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Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) is Tasmania’s peak body for palliative care and one of eight member organisations of Palliative Care Australia.

Our vision is that all Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness, together with those they value, are supported to live, die and grieve well.

Our mission is to lead and influence policy and practice, advocate, educate and support people of all ages to access quality palliative care.

What we do:

  • Provide support to Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness and their families.
  • Educate service providers, carers, volunteers and the community about palliative care and best practice standards.
  • Provide information about palliative care services across Tasmania.
  • Support continuous development of best practice standards.
  • Support workers involved in the care of people who are dying.
  • Advocate for service provision and its future development.

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Become a PCT member:

PCT membership is open to anyone with an interest in palliative care. Our members enjoy a range of benefits including discounts and early-bird notice on events, monthly e-newsletters and updates on palliative care stories and issues in Tasmania and globally, and the ability to contribute to state and national palliative care policies and strategies.

For more information and to become a member for as little as $20.00, please click here.

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Training Update – Virtual Education Sessions Available

Palliative Care Tasmania is actively taking precautionary measures and following guidance from the Australian Department of Health Coronavirus Health Alert and the World Health Organisation (WHO), to ensure the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is minimised in Tasmania.

In this light, all training will now be in the form of virtual education sessions and done via an online platform. All face-to-face education sessions for both health professionals and the community will be suspended until further notice with online sessions replacing them in the interim.

Our trained educators often work with vulnerable and older persons, and those with life-limiting illnesses who are most at-risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and the safety of these people is our number one priority. By offering our sessions online, we are doing everything possible to ensure all health implications are minimised and in addition, that our valuable education sessions are still available to those who require them.

Please see a list below of all virtual education sessions currently available to register for. Please note, these are FREE to attend. Once you register, we will be in touch with a link and additional resources to ensure you are well prepared for the session.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you online soon.

Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Topic - Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach Palliative care and the palliative approach. Being comfortable with discussion of death and dying. When is a palliative approach or palliative care appropriate? Trajectories. Who

Topic - End of Life Realities - Caring for the Dying Understanding end of life in Australia. Who is providing care - role of the carer. What is important at end of life.

Grief, Loss and Supporting Others

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Topic - Grief, Loss and Supporting Others Grief and loss theories - older and contemporary. Basic understanding of the needs of people who are grieving. How to support someone who is grieving. Communication

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