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PalliCare Fundamentals Unit 1: Understanding Palliative Care, Delivery, and Services in a Tasmanian Context (Health Professionals)

Topics Covered:

• Understanding what Palliative care is

• When is palliative care appropriate?

• Illness trajectories and dimensions of care

• Terminal illness –part of palliative care

• Assessment

• Communication skills

• Documents guiding care in Tasmania

• Who provides palliative care services?

• Compassionate communities

This unit will assist you and your organisation in meeting standards related to: holistic assessment of needs, maintaining dignity and person centred care. Integrated service delivery and organisational governance.

Aligns with standards:

  • National Palliative Care – Care standards:  1, 3 and 5
  • National Palliative Care – Governance standards, 7 and 9
  • ACQS: 1, 2, 3, 5, 4, 6, 7 and 8

Suitable for:

Focused for Health Care Professionals but also suitable for Aged Care staff, Carers, Volunteers, HACC or CHSP providers or those interested in learning more about palliative care.


Pallicare Fundamentals Program:

This unit forms part of the Pallicare Fundamentals certificate program, which consists of 6 units. Each unit can be purchased individually or as part of the course. Participants can attend individual sessions but can only receive the ‘PalliCare Fundamentals’ certificate if all 6 sessions are completed.



PCT Member: $165.00 (in GST) for the course or $33.00 (in GST) per individual unit.

Non-Member: $275.00 (in GST) for the course or $55.00 (in GST) per unit. Includes resources.

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