Members Meeting

Palliative Care Nurses SIG

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Palliative Care Nurses Special Interest Group aims and objectives:

  • Palliative care is a holistic concept of care for people who are living with a life-threatening illness.
  • Palliative care seeks to respond to people's physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs whether at home or in the in-patient setting.
  • The focus of palliative care nursing is client comfort and choice.
  • Palliative care nurses work in interdisciplinary teams and co-ordinate care in consultation with clients, their carers and other team members.
  • The Palliative Care Nurses Special Interest group is a group of Victorian registered and enrolled nurses who meet bi-monthly in a variety of community and hospice settings. The members share a common interest in palliative care.
  • The group welcomes nurses working in palliative care as well as nurses interested in the area. The objectives of the group include the exchange of knowledge, expertise and support in the area of palliative care. By sharing our experiences, we emphasise the expert skills required to work in this specialised area.
  • Meetings involve information sharing with a guest speaker invited by the current members. Guest speakers include people who are leaders in palliative care and/or are undertaking research in the area of palliative care in Victoria.
  • The Palliative Care Nurses Special Interest Group facilitates the recognition of palliative care as a specialist area of care.

 

The Members Meeting on Monday 20 May will be held at the ANMF (Vic Branch) between 6pm and 9pm:

For inquiries please contact Catherine Hutchings, Professional Officer at the ANMF (Vic Branch)