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NT PEPA Palliative Approach for Renal Patients Workshop

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NT PEPA is partnering with Top End Renal Services and Purple House to provide this NT PEPA Palliative Approach for Renal Patients Workshop in Darwin. The workshop will also be available to attend online via Microsoft Teams.

Please come along to build your knowledge, skills and confidence in providing palliative care for people with renal disease in the Top End region.


  • Principles of palliative care
  • Communication
  • Providing care
  • Advance care planning
  • End-of-life care
  • Ethical issues in palliative care
  • Caring for yourself

Target audience:

All health care professionals working in health, aged care.


Yvonne Tafirenyika, Renal Supportive Care Nurse, Top End Renal Service

Yvonne Tafirenyika, a registered nurse, brings 24 years of extensive nursing experience, dedicating 18 years to Top End Renal Services (TERS). Since 2006, she has shared her expertise across various TERS departments, gaining valuable insights into Indigenous Australian healthcare. Serving as a Kidney Supportive Care Nurse since 2016, Yvonne has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences across Australia, sharing her experiences in Kidney Supportive Care in the Top End. Her passion lies in providing holistic care to Renal Supportive Care patients and their families, ensuring their wishes are respected and addressed in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner. Yvonne holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Renal Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nursing for Chronic Conditions. Currently enrolled at CDU, she is pursuing a Master of Nursing with the aspiration of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Heather Hall, Purple House, Darwin

Heather is a registered nurse, who has worked in the Top End of the NT for more than 20 years. Heather’s clinical experience in the acute health care and community centre covers renal nursing and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Heather is the Top End Manager of Panuku, the Darwin based support centre for Purple House.

Kelly Clark, A/ PEPA NT Manager, Territory Palliative Care

Kelly is an Aboriginal woman who has had the privilege of working remotely across the NT since 2012. Kelly started with NT PEPA in 2021 and enjoys her role in supporting mainstream healthcare staff to deliver culturally responsive palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that is holistic and safe to them, and which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are leading.

Contact details for further information:

Kelly @ PEPA NT

Ph: 08 8922 7679


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