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PalliCare Fundamentals Unit 5: Unpacking Grief and Loss (Health Professionals)

Topics Covered:

  • Palliative Care and bereavement
  • Bereavement services in Tasmania
  • Understand the grief and bereavement process,
  • Different types of loss people may encounter – Primary and secondary losses
  • Increase awareness of cultural implications and the importance of ritual in grief and bereavement
  • Helping yourself and helping others through grief
  • Positive communication skills to support someone who is grieving
  • Grief, anniversaries and significant events
  • Bereavement practices in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Culture
  • Grief, loss and the impact of Covid-19
  • Well-being and resilience in grief

Aligns with standards:

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

This unit will assist you and your organisation in meeting standards related to:  Holistic care, person centred care, well-being and access to bereavement support for families and carers.  Organisational governance.

Suitable for:

Focused for Health Professionals but also suitable for Aged Care, 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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