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Virtual Palliative Care Education Course - 8 Sessions

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Banksia Palliative Care Service provides high quality palliative care education via our Learning Centre Team. Through our education sessions, we empower clinicians, and members of the community with specific, specialist palliative care knowledge.  We believe that the more health professionals with capacity in this vital area, the more people who will receive the personalised care and treatment that will enable them to have dignity in death, whatever that looks like for that individual.

Our education is facilitated by highly trained and experienced Educators, with qualifications and expertise in all areas of palliative care.

Banksia works closely with a variety of organisations across Victoria to deliver vital education, including:

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities and DHHS Supported Residential Services,
  • Private and public health services,
  • Councils,
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community groups,
  • Regional Palliative Care Consortiums.

Please contact our Learning Centre Team via email: or call on 03 9455 0822 to chat about education for yourself, or your service/facility.

Banksia’s Learning Centre team have transitioned our education to a virtual platform (MS Teams) and are now able to offer multiple sessions to attendees regardless of your location.


  • Book 3 or more sessions a 20% discount applies (please contact us for a discount code if booking more than 3 sessions)
  • Book all 8 sessions total cost $1,375 (incl GST) – SAVE $385.00 


8:45 – 9:00 Registration 

9:00 – 12:00 Interactive Session (including break)

Session 1 – Introduction to palliative care - Wednesday 1st June 2022

  • Philosophy of Palliative Care and a Palliative Approach
  • Effective Communication

Session 2 – Importance of psychosocial support - Wednesday 8th June 2022

  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Psychosocial support for patients and their families and carers
  • Spiritual Care
  • Self-care workplace support strategies

Session 3 – Pain management - Wednesday 15th June

  • Pain Assessment
  • Pain management – non-opioid analgesics and adjuvants
  • Pain management – opioid analgesics

Session 4 – End of life - Wednesday 22nd June

  • Death and dying from a palliative care perspective
  • Advance Care Planning

Session 5  – Opioid conversions and syringe drivers - Wednesday 29th June

  • Opioid conversions
  • Introduction to continuous subcutaneous infusions

Session 6  – Symptom management part 1 - Wednesday 6th July

  • Bowel management
  • Assessment and management of nausea and vomiting
  • Complimentary Therapies

Session 7 – Symptom management part 2 - Wednesday 13th July

  • Delirium
  • Terminal restlessness
  • Dyspnoea
  • Insomnia and Fatigue

Session 8  – Palliative emergencies, treatments and assessment tools - Wednesday 20th July

  • Palliative care emergencies
  • Introduction to palliative chemotherapy
  • Introduction to palliative radiotherapy
  • Palliative care assessment tools

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