Deliver exceptional services and quality of care for people who are at the end of life, as well as the carers and families beside them.
Palliative care makes a difference when it matters most.
Throughout their career, every health professional will care for people who are dying and will be required to draw on clinical skills to provide excellent palliative and end-of-life care.
End of life care is the responsibility of health professionals working across all areas of health services, including acute hospitals, community services, aged care, and palliative care.
Develop your clinical practice to become better prepared to provide care for a dying patient and their carers. Treat symptoms, manage daily tasks, provide rehabilitation, and offer support to help optimise the quality of life for people – young and old – who are living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.
Build the knowledge and skills required to become a palliative care specialist, or undertake research or quality assurance projects focused on improving the delivery of palliative care.
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Learn about Palliative Care at Flinders with Associate Professor Kim Devery.
Embedding end of life care into the usual practice of all healthcare professionals in acute hospitals is a goal of Flinders palliative care graduate Alison Hession.
Until 2002 ‘palliative care’ was unheard of in North Eastern India but as a result of personal tragedy, Santanu Chakraborty (GradCertHlth ’08) has been leading a movement to create awareness and establish palliative care services in the region.
Maite Uribe (BNg(PreReg) ’12, GradCertPallCare ’17, MNursPrac ’22) says her career has already been full of rewarding experiences, including working in the United States at the height of the pandemic.
Academic Lead, Palliative Care – Dr Deidre Morgan
As an occupational therapist with 25 years clinical experience, Deidre has an in-depth understanding of the public health system and the value and importance of clinical research that informs practical patient care. Her clinical and research focus is in palliative care and she has a particular interest in ways to optimise function at the end of life. Deidre topic coordinates the Master of Palliative care research topics, supporting students to conduct clinically relevant research. Deidre is an inaugural member of the Flinders University Research Centre in Palliative Care, Death and Dying and the founding chair of Australian Allied Health in Palliative Care (AAHPC).
Course Coordinator, Palliative Care – Dr Caroline Phelan
Caroline is a Lecturer in Ageing and Palliative Care. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including intensive care, adult and paediatric hospitals, community and outpatient clinics. She has been active in interdisciplinary research with health practitioners and scientists across medicine, nursing and allied health disciplines. Caroline is a member of the Flinders Research Centre for Palliative Care Death & Dying.
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