The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach [PEPA] is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing since 2003 and provides health care workers and practitioners, from a range of disciplines, an opportunity to undertake a clinical placement within a metropolitan or larger regional specialist palliative care service, to develop knowledge and skills in the palliative approach.
- Primary care providers
- Aged care providers (residential and community)
- Aboriginal health workers, liaison officers and practitioners
- GP’s and Medical practitioners
- Nurses, RN/EN
- Allied health professionals
- Aged care workers
- Community care workers; and
- Health professionals servicing culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) populations.
To read more about PEPA visit the website: pepaeducation.com
PEPA offers targeted workshops throughout the year, to find out about upcoming workshops that might suit you contact our office.
Information about PEPA placements can be found here:
Advance Care Directive Workshops
People have an expectation that their Advance Care Directives (ACDs) are respected and implemented. The health and community services workforce is required by the law to follow a person’s ACD.
In South Australia, the act covering this was gazette in 2013. PCSA runs workshops to support the workforce to implement ACDs.
ACD workshops cover:
- A brief history of advance care planning
- What has changed and why advance care planning is important
- Legal and ethical basis for advance care planning
- South Australian legislation
- South Australian Advance Care Directive form
- When does an ACD take effect, impaired decision making capacity
- Supported decision making
- Who should have a copy of your form
- Where to get further help and information
PCSA will be running a series of Advance care directive workshops over National Advance Planning Week., March 23rd -27th 2020.
More details will be announced soon.
When you become a member of Palliative Care South Australia you will enjoy:
- Bi-monthly Palliative Care e-Newsletter containing all the latest in news and events
- Discount to Palliative Care Events including our bi-ennial state conference
- Concessional membership is $30 for 12 months
- Individual membership is $60 for 12 months
As of July 1st 2020, PCSA is moving its organisational membership based upon a sliding scale depending upon organizational income. The scale starts at $250 for 12 months for organisations with an annual income of under $1m progressing to $500 for 12 months where annual income is over $50m.